Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Washi Pumpkin

 The Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp is to use washi tape. I used this Halloween assortment of tapes and then cut it out with a Spellbinders pumpkin die. Burlap ribbon to embellish and the paper is Heartwarming Vintage by Crafty Secrets.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Spooky Gnome

 Glimmer spritz and Brushos crystals were made to created the background and then a trees stencil and Prize Ribbon distress oxide ink. Brutus Monroe Seasonal Gnomes collab with Simon Says Stamp for Stamptember stamp set.

Eyes For You

 Eye stamp by Inkadinkado "Test Tubes" done with repeat stamping to create the background, little monster from Lawn Fawn.

Spooky Shaker

 This edge to edge shaker card was made using Sizzix die by Tim Holtz- Ghost Town 2. The background was alcohol inks in various colors. For the acetate shaker part I actually used a roll that is made for cake collars, found in the baking department and very inexpensive.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Bulk Batch

 I don't usually do multiples of one card design but I really liked this design, it is cute and easy to do. One sheet of 12" x 12" designer paper will make dozens of cards if you cut the strips at 1". New Stamptember Gina K set for sentiments and Craft Consortium "Made By Elves" paper.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Here For The Boos!

 Another with the background stamp "Halloween Scene" from Hero Arts on glossy paper and alcohol inks. The sentiment die is from Simon Says Stamp.

Matching Envelope

 There is something fun and just a little bit special with a matching envelope and the inside of a card that is decorated as well. The kids all love getting Halloween cards (and candy) so I am starting a bit early this year. Background is Hero Arts Halloween Scene embossed in white with a haunted house (Not sure who made this one), and Boo! sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

Monday, September 19, 2022

QE 2

 Another simpler version, this time in silver and without the jewels, flat for mailing. 

Queen Elizabeth

 This is to honor the passing of Queen Elizabeth, may she rest in peace. I really admire how she performed her duty with elegance, dignity, kindness, and grace.

The stamp set is called "A Queen's Crown" which is so fitting for today, by Colorado Craft Company. Embossed in Princess Gold (Ranger), embellished with rhinestones on Concord card stock and Real Red by SU. 

Wicked Cool

 A new Halloween kit by Hero Arts available at Joann's that includes card stocks, stamp set, die set, sequins, inks, and embossing powder. Everything you need to get started! The Pale Plum card bas and silver ribbon are by Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Birthday Wishes

                                 Embossing folder and coordinating die cuts from Simon Says Stamp.

Van Gogh Inspired

 For the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge of die cuts. I used a Spellbinders die cut "Marvelous Frames", Van Gogh artworks washi tape, a sentiment by Stampin' Up!, and Joggles foam stamp "Twinkling Stars and Moon" embossed in Mandarin Gold on SSS card stock.

Bear On The Move

 The Paddington Collection by Craft Stash is great for children's cards! I paired it with the Lawn Fawn platform pop up dies.

Friday, September 9, 2022

More Birthday Wishes

 More fun with the card kit for September from Simon Says Stamp!

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Colorful Birthday

 For Simon Says Stamp Monday's challenge to use Stamptember products. I have not received mine yet so will be going with their September card kit Let's Celebrate. Holographic paper with the 3D embossing folder, sequins, and stamped sentiment. I colored the image and then added Crackle Accents.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Paddington Bear

 I am beginning to work on my cards for the Cards For Cubs drive and I thought the new Paddington Collection by Craft Stash would work really well for that. Who doesn't love this adorable bear?

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Glitz Gel Bats

 For the background I used a CZ Designs bats stencil and Tim Holtz Ranger glitter glitz gel. Very sparkly! The ephemera pieces are from Simon Says Stamp 2018 card kit Frightful Fun.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Sweet Life

Zero calorie sweets card using Let's Celebrate card kit from Simon Says Stamp. It's hard to see but the cake is covered in glitter gloss and cupcake has Red Berry crystal gloss drops, both by Nuvo.

Let's Celebrate!

 I'm finally getting a chance to play with the new monthly card kit from Simon Says Stamp "Let's Celebrate". It's always birthday time somewhere and this kit is perfect for just about everyone.

I used all patterned papers from the kit for this, fussy cutting the flowers and cutting the sentiment with the die that is included. Flat for mailing, which is a plus!

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Alcohol Travel Markers


I wanted to get an inexpensive set of alcohol ink markers for when I travel so I don't have to worry about losing my Copics. This set from Amazon was about $30 for 120 of them and they work pretty well, made by Sanjoki of Japan. There is a little bit of bleed to them so you have to be careful near the edges of your image. I really like their assortment of greens, I can never seem to find the shade I'm looking for a lot of the time. The naming of the colors in this set is a bit odd so I will be going by the color chart when choosing.

Of course I won't be taking the whole set with me, it's pretty heavy!

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

You Are Beautiful

 For this card I used the ephemera pieces from the pack, trimming away most of the white border and then popping it up on foam tape. The designer paper is also from the Craft Stash Frida Kahlo Collection, card bas is Poppy Parade by Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, August 23, 2022


 The new Frida Kahlo Collection from Craft Stash is really awesome! I stamped the images on a panel that was done with ink sprays and sponged on color. Colored with Prismacolor pencils and added some washi taper that is also from the collecton.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Tropical Paradise Shaker

This Tropical Paradise frame die set is by Gemini. Made a shaker out of it using Simon Says Stamp sequins.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Good Vibes

 I was coloring Beach Huts today, lots of different colors coming up in my card making this week. Before you know it it will be too late to be making summer cards and we will be diving right into fall and Halloween. I for one am definitely ready for some cooler temperatures.

 Supplies used were Simon Says Stamp for the beach hut scene, die by Elizabeth Craft for dunes and Alextamping skies stamp. Pictured below, these hard to find skies stamps are phenomenal. It is one of the stamp sets that I will never part with. Got these many moons ago on ebay.

Beach Huts

 Oh, how I miss the beach and Boardwalk! Didn't get a chance to get back home to the Jersey shore this year and am a bit homesick. We didn't really have beach huts there, mostly lifeguard stands but the feel is the same. 

The cute Beach Huts stamp set and matching dies are by Simon Says Stamp.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Here For The Boos

The technique challenge on SCS this week was for paint scraping, using acrylics. These were metallics so there is a nice glimmer to them. The ghost embossing folder, ghost die, and sentiment die are all by Simon Says Stamp. 



This fun flamingo die is by Tim Holtz. Combined it with some various tropical foliage and flower dies.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Tropical Cockatoo

 For the layer it up Simon Says Stamp challenge on Instagram that gave me the chance to use this new cockatoo die by Paper Roses. The paper is Craft Consortium Tropical Paradise.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Beach Umbrellas

 Red, white, and blue "Beach Party Umbrellas" is a fabulous background stamp from Simon Says Stamp. Such a fun, joyful image with so many possibilities for colors or size. Stamp is 6" square. Also used SSS beautiful die cut and sentiment strip.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Train Postcards

 Two similar versions using the Crafty Individuals CI-404 stamp for the train image and some postcard and postage stamps I have in my collection. I have some train enthusiasts in the family so this will be perfect!

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Kahlo and Klimt

 Homage To Frida is a Dina Wakley stamp by Ranger, background is Stamperia Klimt collection stencil. Two of my favorite artists! On watercolor paper, used distress oxides for background.

Hot Pink Thanks

 A very easy embossed card using Ranger neon pink and Simon silver embossing powders, Vintage Garden August SSS card kit and some sequins, Lavender card from the kit and SU Pixie Pink as a base.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Vintage Garden

 Another lovely card kit from Simon Says Stamp. The August selection, Vintage Garden, has everything you need to easily create elegant cards.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Beach Bunny Babe

 Oh, I just love this sweet beach bunny stamps by Nellie's Choice (Simon Says Stamp). The sentiment is by Sunny Studio, the waves are Hero Arts. The background was made with various Tim Holtz distress oxide inks.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Relaxing Summer

 For the fun drinks challenge at Dare To Get Dirty on Splitcoast Stampers and the Simon Says Stamp vacation theme Monday challenge.

Tropical Paradise stamps by Sunny Studio, various tropical leaf die cute, paper dinner napkin, embossing folder.

Pool Party Shake!

 This edge to edge shaker card was made with the Waffle Flower covers and Lawn Fawn stamps. The pool pattern paper was in my stash so I don't know who makes it. Added some coordinating sequins.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Dare To Get Dirty Challenges

It's that time of year again, Dare To Get Dirty challenges are in full swing over at Splitcoast Stampers. Hope you can join in on all of the fun and inspiration. We would love to see your lovely creations there! I've heard that there are prizes to be had for Fan Club members! 

Friday, July 1, 2022

Window Shaker

 A shaker card made with the Simon Says Stamp July card kit that contained these Tim Holtz Window Frames.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

You Shine

 Another one today from the July card kit by Simon Says Stamp. The emboss/cut folder is so much fun and I know that I will use this quite a lot. I added some Tim Holtz foundry wax (Gilded) to tone down the metallic card stock.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Bee Kind

 Bee Kind- to everyone, every day! 

Simon Says Stamp July 2022 card kit.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Lemon Soda

 I am a big fan of lemons, I love the smell, the taste, the color. Such a summery fruit for me, I add it to so many things, both sweet and savory. I fell in love with this pretty designer paper selection from the Simon Says Stamp July card kit and used the paper along with some lemon shaker pieces and a bottle cap that reflected the soda sentiment from the paper. Summer Starfruit card base (Stampin' Up!).