Sunday, June 30, 2019

Independence Day, Hip Hip Hooray!

Hip, Hip, Hooray, it's Independence Day! I was born in the historic city of Philadelphia, also the birthplace of our nation's independence. I love going through Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House,  Ben Franklin's museum (not the craft store :) It's a trip worth taking if you ever get the chance. Wishing all of you a beautiful Fourth Of July holiday and many continued blessings for our great country.
The sentiment is from the Birthday Girl set by The Project Bin, I just used the first part of it. The background is a Fireworks stencil by Stampendous with Nuvo glitter paste.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Waving Hello

For the Lawnfawnatics challenge . Lawn Fawn Mermaid For You stamps and dies. Net die is by Amy Designs, papers are Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

A Good Man

Stampin' Up image from A Good Man stamp set, colored in Copics. Tim Holtz red and blue metallic paperwith Stampin' Up! Sizzix stars embossing folder and silver glitter tape. The sentiment is a die from either Impression Obsession or Memory Box, threw away original packaging so I can't be sure.

Monday, June 24, 2019


How cute is this turtle from The Project Bin? The stamp set is "Love Your Shellfie" and I made a birthday card that could work for either a child or an adult. Balloon die is from Stampin' Up! and the grass is a Martha Stewart punch with Lawn Fawn paper. Designer papers are a mixture of retired ones from my vast paper collection :)


This was made for the Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoast to honor Julee Tilman. I used Lawn Fawn's Mermaid For You and Sublime stamp sets for this similar shaker card.

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.