Thursday, April 29, 2021

Rise and Shine Candles

Simple card using a Christmas image for everyday~

 Reverse Confetti Christmas Candles, Catherine Pooler Mug Shots sentiment, Papertrey Ink Geode Layers

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Bravo Collage

I assembled some shinies (every season since it's been a blur ;) ) from my scrap pile and arranged them on a glitter embossed background~

AALL & Create Crashing Waves (Embossed), Stamplorations Bravo die, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Erin Lee Creative Triangle Collage, Brutus Monroe Snowflake die/Leaves die

If you're new to glossy paper, my suggestion is this...

cut a section out you plan to use and keep the rest shiny.

I have well-loved cutting plates and they leave marks on the rest of the shiny sheet. 

Trust me, you will get hooked and wanna shiny up all kinds of cuttings!!!

I'm amazed I don't hoard the stuff; to be honest.

Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

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#1 KPop Fan

The Greeting Farm K-Pop Idols,Darice Elephant Leaf Embossing Folder, Sizzix Texture Fades Rays, We R Memory Keepers Next Level Embossing Folder, Circle Dies

I brought out three embossing folders, all from different companies, for this challenge ;).

I forgot I even had the Elephant Leaf one until I pulled them out to see what I could merge on a card.

The bottom strip was done with We R Memory Keepers and the top with a Sizzix Texture Fade.

Although done in white, the three folders give it loads of interest.

Love that I can make use of these texture makers!

Thank you for your visit today~


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Kudos Surfer

Did a bit of Paper Glaze Stenciling, the hardest part is waiting for it to dry~

Funky Fossil Surfer Stencil, Stamplorations Kudos Word die, Picket Fence Studios Ocean Poppy, Tim Holtz Deckle Trimmer

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

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Gardening Therapy

Super clean design...for any gender~

The Ton Stamps Garden Goddess, Erin Lee Creative Retro Swirls Background (Peace, Love & Happiness Kit), Reverse Confetti Multi-Step Cacti

I embossed the background!

Yay me! ha! 

I love the look of embossing but forget it's a thing, honestly. ;)


Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut

I expressed the general garden theme of this challenge and added a cactus top die cut I had in my scrap pile~ 

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021



I've had my eye on this peopley sentiment for awhile now, so I finally gifted myself with it. ;)

Picket Fence Studios  It's Peopley Out There/Aurora Borealis/ A City in the World, Papertrey Ink Geode Layers, The Ton Stamps Easy Expressions,  Impression Obsession Mask Set

I want to use it on every card. ;)

I was feeling it before the great quarantine, to be honest.

LOVE people...but not so much swimming in the wild. ;)

I'm trying to be better about that, and I've learned to appreciate the opportunity.

Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut

I added The Ton Stamps Easy Expressions Hugs sentiment for:

Simon Says (Wednesday): Sending Hugs

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The Party is Wherever YoU aRe

I typed out a sentiment on Word for this creation, then I stamped the pot over it and die cut it out.

 The Ton Happy Palm/Glass Slipper Sequins, Sassy and Crafty Web Stencil, Sunny Studio Potted Rose

Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut

(muted blue backdrop achieved with a stencil and a potted plant) 

I appreciate your visits!

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Bright Missing You Winter Gnome

One of my fave gnome images I have in my stash~

Picket Fence Studios A Gnome Winter, Catherine Pooler Circle Stripe Die, Reverse Confetti Abundant Autumn Paper, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles, Erin Lee Creative Nesting Heart dies

Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut

Simon Says (Monday): Bright, Cheerful Colors


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Just Saying Hello Palm


I'm arranging cards with "I already stamped" elements.

I have amazing card prep piles, which have accumulated on my least creative days.

On those days, I stamp in various colors, with zero ambition to finish a card.

The Ton Stamps Happy Palm/Easy Expressions, Memory Box Sour Citrus Wedge die

I wasn't sure how I'd use this color, but look how happy this palm is, "planted" ;) on this card!

Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut

Simon Says (Monday): Bright, Cheerful Colors

(tan panel represents wood platform and bright palm represents the floral backdrop)

I'm humbled and truly appreciate your visits to my blog, thank you~

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Happy Palm Twofer

Oooh, I've two cards done today, thanks to this challenge~

This one has Happy Palm separated like cuttings~

The Ton Stamps Happy Palm/Glass Slipper Sequins,Reverse Ragged Confetti Cuts, Maymay Made It Your Faith is Showing sentiment, Papertrey Ink Geode Layers die

This snarky birthday sentiment deserved a dramatic design~I'd like to think it's gender neutral~

The Ton Stamps Happy Palm,Picket Fence Studios Movement Stencil, Riley and Company Make a Wish sentiment

Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Best Wishes Peace Sign

A little play with mixed media~

Erin Lee Creative Peace Sign Die, The Ton Stamps Easy Expressions, Brutus Monroe Jawbreaker Paper Pad, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Tonic Studios Turkish Turquoise Mirror Cardstock,  Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glitter Texture Paste

I used Vicki Boutin glitter paste on Brutus Monroe's Jawbreaker paper, and I love the look!


Simon Says (Wednesday): Clean and Simple

Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut

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Have a Good Day Ladybug

I had this panel left over from a previous project, where the circles were staggered just so.

I was hoarding it for zero reason, but ladybug needed a home to land on~

Gina K Something Good In Every day sentiment, Lawn Fawn Ladybug die, Circle Dies, Brutus Monroe Gnome Home Paper Pad, White Uni-ball pen

I try not to be selfish with my fave papers, I really do!

Glad a design came to mind. ;)

Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut

Simon Says (Wednesday): Clean and Simple

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Dream Big Black and White


Hero Arts Dream Big stamps and dies, Erin Lee Creative Star Collage die, Aall & Create Crashing Waves, Tonic Studios Seafoam Green Mirror Cardstock

I'm a HUGE fan of black and white...and I mean HUGE :)

Daring Cardmakers: Black, white and X

Allsorts Challenge Week #620 Anything Goes

I'm glad I have the matching dies for this set.

It allowed me to stamp in white so I could die cut and layer on black.

 I used a white Uni-ball pen to outline the image for a pop of fun. :)

Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut

Thank you for your visit today!

Garden Glitter Colored Palm

Please understand you will see Happy Palm tons in the next month or so...I'm obsessed!

The Ton Happy Palm/Garden Goddess,Copics: YR02,BG72,C5,C1,C3,BG18,R22,Pink & Main Sweater Weather

I got some coloring in...yay!!!

Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut

Simon Says (Monday): Bright, Cheerful Colors


Make My Monday Challenge: #146 Checks or Plaids

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Love From Pittsburgh

I designed a set of notecards which I can duplicate easily~

Brutus Monroe City Sidewalks Pittsburgh stamp/Globe die/Digital Drop stencil

They are for someone in a specific place, can you tell? ;)

Impression Obsession Mask die/Miss Your Face stamp, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangle, My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Window

Simon Says (Wednesday): Clean and Simple

Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut

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DT INkspirational Taxi Photo Challenge


It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

Riley and Company 4 Yr Old, Papertrey Ink Modern Background Stencil, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangle

Here's the photo inspiration; head to the challenge blog and show us what you got!

Thanks for stopping by today~

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Yellow Palm and Two Stencils

I've been having fun stamping with this Happy Palm set!

It matches perfectly with a Sunny Studio pot from Potted Rose~

The Ton Easy Expressions/Happy Palm, Sunny Studio Potted Rose, The Rabbit Hole Designs Drop It Stencil, Art Anthology Dot Matrix Stencil


Simon Says (Wednesday): Happy Birthday!

Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut

I don't often stencil, but I pulled out two for these challenges:

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Pretty Bird Black and White


One of my fave images ~

Picket Fence Studios Pretty Birds, Riley and Company 4yr Old with a T-shirt, Brutus Monroe Stencil of the Month, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches/Double Pierced Rectangles

Allsorts Challenge Week 619: Butterflies, Birds and Bees

(feathers on the bird and stenciled leaves)

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