Monday, June 17, 2019

Beelated Birthday

What a fun stamp set from The Project Bin! It is called The Gratest and has some unique images and sentiments for all kinds of different occasions. Since I am late more often than not when mailing out my cards this is a great sentiment to have. Sponged the various yellow and gold inks over a hexagon stencil (Tim Holtz) Colored and cut out bees and added glitter to wings and some baker's twine and sequins to embellish.

New Wonders

For the Splitcoast Featured Stamper challenge, I changed Michelle's rose to this little fairy angel and used her colors and basic layout. This is a new hostess et from Stampin' Up! called New Wonders.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sailing Home

New Stampin' Up! goodies have arrived! Absolutely had to have this "Sailing Home" set since I am from a Jersey Shore area. Love the Cape May lighthouse and our fabulous NJ beaches.
This was inspired by The Library Challenges current book inspiration found below. Stamping and reading, my two favorite hobbies/obsessions.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Beach Bear

Loving the summer Lawn Fawn! All supplies used are LF except for clouds. For the inspiration challenge over at The Card Concept, photo below:

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Proud Mom

I cannot believe that my son Billy's college graduation is in a couple of months. It feels like yesterday that we were worrying about the very best grade school for him. Savor every moment if you have little ones at home, it goes by in the blink of an eye.
Billy will be graduating from Western Washington University with a major in English with Creative Writing. Western's color is a royal blue so there you go for this card.
Lawn Fawn's "Smart Cookie" set with Tim Holtz/Ranger foil sheet and sentiment. The layout is for the Case This Sketch #325 challenge found below.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Butterflies Feel

This sweet sentiment is from the Kinda Sorta set by The Project Bin.
I used Tim Holtz distress oxide inks for the background with a butterfly die cut. Popped up the sentiment panel with foam tape.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Happy Relaxing

Having such a fun time today playing with the new Lawn Fawn "On The Beach" set. Also used the palm tree border dies. For the Lawnfawnatics challenge!

Monday, June 3, 2019

More Birthday

I have another card today using Birthday Girl from The Project Bin.
The sentiment was embossed in gold and the designer paper is by Carta Bella.

The second card uses Spencer's Set for the sentiment, embossed in white. Lawn Fawn Spring Fling paper and Stampin' Up! Puzzles Pieces die cuts.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Classic Record

                 I was all in for this wonderful inspiration challenge from the Card Concept:

How sweet is that pink turntable? Brings me back to the days of my youth.
I used SugarPea Designs "Greatest Hits" stamps. Stamped the album in black and then covered with Versamark and clear embossing powder to make it shiny. The paper is Stampin' Up! sprayed with pink Nuvo glimmer mist. Silver embossed handle and cut out, popped up on dimensional foam tape.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Pretty Lady

How sweet is that birthday greeting? This is another lovely from the Birthday Girl set from The Project Bin. I embossed the sentiment in gold and used Moda Scrap paper, added a glittered butterfly, baker's twine, and a paper rose.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Birthday Girl

This new set from The Project Bin is called Birthday Girl and you will absolutely adore the sentiments in this one! For this card I used a brass stencil for the cake with some glimmer paste so it is nice and sparkly. Colored in with Copic markers when paste was dry to compliment the Stampin' Up! papers I used.

Another of the greetings from this set. Love this and it can work for so many occasions.
Background is on watercolor paper with Tim Holtz distress inks, a die cut border in black.

Friday, May 17, 2019


Some stamps and supplies that I bought in London- washi tapes from the Tower of London gift shop (mint green with arrows is Stampin' Up!), Penny Black stamp set from Blade Rubber Stamps near the National Gallery. I manage to find the stamping/craft store wherever I go, you never know what local treasures you may find :) I got lost walking back to the hotel and it was so much fun. Saw things that weren't on my agenda and it was awesome!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Mosaic and Citrus

When I saw the inspiration for this challenge I knew exactly which stamps I was going to use (Copic markers to color). Darling Blooms stamp is by Technique Junkies, sentiment from The Project Bin- "Birthday Girl". Card Concept #115 can be found at this link

Here is another inspiration challenge that I found via Paper Playful (they provide lists each week for all kinds of challenges). Check it out if you have a moment, it's so helpful!
This inspiration challenge was from  The House That Stamps Built, a lovely color palette or go with the citrus. Loved this! 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Spencer's Set

This stamp set is still available from The Project Bin on special for the month of April. It is called Spencer's Set and has this puzzle piece heart and wonderful sentiments for Autism Awareness. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Country Floral

I love this new Stampin' Up embossing folder- Country Floral. It's deep etching make this even more beautiful. I had fun coloring in all of the blossoms and I know that I will be using this ef quite often, I love it!

Love Your Shellfie

This new set is so incredibly cute with sentiments for practically every occasion. It is called "Love Your Shellfie" and is from The Project Bin.
I used Glossy White card stock and Tim Holtz distress oxide inks of Peeled Paint and Broken China. Rainbow die is  Stampin' Up! and clouds are Memory Box.
The second card is also for the VSN travel challenges at Splitcoast and uses SU's Map background embossing folder, the sweet "Shellfie" turtle  and some sequins :)

Monday, April 15, 2019

Virtual Stamp Night

I only was able to complete a few cards for Splitcoast's Virtual Stamping travel themed challenges. I have not yet unpacked all of my stamps and supplies so it was more challenging than usual. Maybe I will come back and revisit some of them, they looked like great inspirations!

Hope you have a wonderful week and much sunshine!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Why Fit In?

Love this super fun sentiment from Spencer's Set by The Project Bin. I had a Dr. Seuss coloring book and used a page out of that to support the quote. So much fun to color!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Autism Awareness Day

Tuesday, April 2 is National Autism Awareness day. Check out the National Autism Awareness site found HERE to learn more about it.
Spencer's set from The Project Bin is available for $5 during the month of April or free with a $60 order. You can find this HERE. The sentiments in this one are so lovely.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Hello, Spring!

Well, all of our perseverance has paid off, Spring has finally arrived!! All of that snow probably makes for lovelier tulips :)
I used the pretty tulip and sentiment from the Spring Zen set by The Project Bin. The images in this set are great fun to color. I added some layered stitched hillside dies to the ground and cut out and popped up some of the flowers for added dimension.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Bee Happy

This is a bittersweet card for me, it is the last card made in my current stamp room. So many happy hours were spent here. Off to a new location and happy place!
This adorable bee and sentiment are from the set The Gratest by The Project Bin. Just can't get enough of this cute bee. Card stock and gold organdy ribbon by Stampin' Up!, paper is by Hackney & Co and is called Tell The Bees. Perfect!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Chat Thread

This set from The Project Bin is so much fun! It is called The Gratest and has the best images and sentiments that will fit so many kinds of cards.
When I first saw the thumbs up like image I thought of a chat thread so I tried to create one here. Used most of the sentiments from the set :) Punched out a piece to use as a template from Stampin' Up!'s word window punch to use to color the different highlighted areas in blue and gray Copics.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Beelated Birthday

This sweet little bee is from The Project Bin's The Gratest set. It's perfect for me as I am late more often than not when getting cards mailed out in time. I colored and cut him out, added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the wings and popped him or her up on an action wobble. It is too cute when you give it a flick it dances and jiggles. Not sure who makes the flower  embossing folder, it was in my card stock supply box. Saffron card stock is by Stampin' Up!
This birthday card is also for this week's challenge at Just Us Girls

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Easter and Butterflies!

Butterflies are one of my very favorite things to use on a card. This perfect sentiment from The Project Bin goes along so beautifully when making that kind of card. The Project Bin sentiment is from "Kinda Sorta" and is sure to bring cheer! I stamped the sentiment and cut out with label die and added to a butterfly die cut panel (Hero Arts, I think).  The first photo is a less is more, the second is more is more. Colored and cut out butterfly wings and added some floss antennae.

The second card uses the lovely set "Spring Zen". I silver embossed the Cross and sentiment. Colored in the design with watercolor brush pens and then added a layer of glimmer paste evenly over image. Lilac card stock with a sheet of stitched glitter vellum with clear sequins to embellish. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

So ready for spring

There has been so much snow here lately and now it is in the less than beautiful stage, black and filled with random dirt and twigs. I felt a sunny spring card was the order of the day. Stampin' Up!'s Daffodil Delight card stock (and ribbon), Pear Pizzazz, and Whisper White. SU embossing folder, colored the flowers with markers, added Easter egg die cut that was backed with a Tim Holtz distress ink swatch from my paper stash, and this lovely sentiment from The Project Bin called Spring Zen.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Project Bin

I am very happy to be on The Project Bin's design team and will be posting new creations on Tuesdays. Hope you can stop by and check out the cards and projects made with their adorable stamps and some of the best and most versatile sentiments I've seen anywhere. Love them!

The first card uses "Really Hungry". I stamped, colored and then cut out the s'mores and stacked them up. I wanted the card base to look like a s'more also so I used those colors and added some caramel ink "toasting" to the edges. Yum!

The second card uses "Kinda Sorta" and I really love this sentiment. Embossed it on rose red card stock in white powder, embossed heart background with hearts folder, added some scallops with Authentique paper and two different lace heart doilies.

I try to make a few Christmas cards each month throughout the year so December is more filled with family time and baking. 
The third card uses "North Pole" and is wonderful for all winter cards and Christmas greetings (tags too!) Blues are a combination of sponged on Tim Holtz blues- Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, and Broken China on watercolor paper. Stamped a snowflake from one of this sets sentiments in craft white ink.    

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Kinda Sorta

I kinda sorta love this wonderful sentiment from The Project Bin.
I am so happy to have found another use for the cardboard piece that is included with the Stampin' Up! designer papers. It takes the distress oxide inks so beautifully!! Before this discovery, I have just been using it after running it through the crimper to protect cards for mailing.
The background is done in Tim Holtz distress oxide inks of Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, and Barn Door. Stamped a swirl from Stampin' Up over top, all over. Whisper White card base.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Snow Day/Stamp Day!

Snowy with a chance of stamping! We don't get snow here often but when we do everything comes to a standstill. Totally fine with being home since I have plenty of food, coffee, and toilet paper :)

Getting ready for Valentine's Day by using this adorable new set from The Project Bin called The Gratest. So perfect for all occasion use, friendship, kids, valentines.
Embossed the grater in pewter and colored in with gray marker. Designer paper is retired Stampin' Up! with a kitchen motif that I thought worked really well with this image and theme. Card stock is Soft Sky and sentiment and main image border is a paint chip card.