Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cross Easter Blessings

Hey all,
Today's card has a cross stamp by Stampin Up amd sentiment stamps by Stamp N Plus. The patterned paper is by Stampin Up and Making Memories. The pink panel is dry embossed with an edge embossing folder by Darice which is done twice. Because my paper was skinny and the folder is skinny I could emboss one side and then take that side out of the Cuttlebug sandwich which keeps that side already embossed nice and perky. lol 

I stamped the cross stamp with Memento black ink onto Cryogen cardstock where I colored in the floral pattern with Copic markers. After I was finished with that I used a Spellbinders die to cut and emboss it into the perfect rectangle. The yellow edge is punched with a Stampin Up border punch. I found the pink organza ribbon in a clearance bin at a scrapbook convention. No name on the packaging to identify the company. The sentiment was originally made with the two words side by side. I decided I wanted more freedom with this sentiment and cut them apart. I also stamp the two on scrap paper before my project to make sure they are lined up. The word blessings comes in handy for other sentiments that I like to use on my cards.  

Thanks for looking.

Call Luann to order your sheet of rubber stamp sentiments at 715-271-1873

Challenges: Easter Easter Easter Easter or Spring time Easter Happy Easter Anything goes Sentiments Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Happy Easter Easter Die cuts or embossing Anything goes use yellow for texture Easter with a sentiment

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mason Jar-Easter Edition

I have a new Deep Red Stamps card today using a Mason Jar rubber stamp that can be found at A Cherry on Top and at

You may recall my Valentine's card using this same mason jar stamp and now I'm back with some eggs, cracked ones at that. My pinking shears made the cracks possible. I stamped the mason jar onto Recollections white cardstock with Hero Arts black ink. I cut the eggs out using my Cricut and the Art Philosophy cartridge in pastel colored cardstock again by Recollections. The sparkle letters are by Doodlebug Designs and the background cardstocks in purple and yellow are by Color-Aid. 

Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Manly Monday

I have a new batch of guy cards for you to look at.

HELP PLEASE: I was wondering if anyone out there using Blogger knows how to change the settings of my/a blog so when someone clicks on the link to the featured blogs below it opens in a new window instead of taking you to that blog and away from my blog? I find the way I have it kind of annoying because you want to get back to my blog with the rest of the featured blogs but you have to click here, click there, everywhere a click click. LMK so I can make it easier for you all to see the guy cards that I have picked for this week. 

Thanks ladies for letting me feature yous card today on Manly Monday. If you ever want to get more inspiration maybe from past Manly Monday's, search the words Manly Monday with a space in between the two words and it will bring them all up for you. I must say I love that feature.

My card today features a dinosaur stamp by Deep Red Stamps. You can find this Raptor Dinosaur stamp at

I stamped the image onto white cardstock with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it in forest green by Stampendous. I matted the dino onto a piece of green patterned paper by Sunborn and placed a piece of ribbon at the top right corner. And then it sat on my pile of "to be done" for probably 6 weeks or more. Then I went to the Grand Rapids Public Museum where the main exhibit was....dinosaurs. Inspired by that exhibit I came home and thought this is way to clean with the white background of the image and a white card base. We need to make things dirty like the world probably was back then. In comes my Pumice Stone distress ink and an ink blender tool both by Ranger Industries. 

I cut some dino foot prints out of Bazzill cardstock using my Cricut and the Ultimate Creative Series Sampler cartridge. I inked them up too. The sentiment cardstock is by Stampin Up and is one I made up and typed out on my computer. I plan on this being a birthday card because the 

inside of the card says :
"To being a fossil. 
Happy Birthday."

The last thing I did to finish this card was to place a zig zag rub-on onto the ribbon. It makes me think of the dinosaurs teeth. 

Thanks so much for looking.

Challenges: All creatures great or small for Typed up sentiment

myStamp Box Pink and Brown card

Hey there. I have a new myStamp Box card today.

I used their Mini alphabets stamp set to make my sentiment which I stamped with brown Stampin Up ink on GCD Studios pink patterned paper. The patterned paper on top is by Crate Papers. The striped paper die cut and tab with a heart are by SEI. I placed Stamping Scrapping tiny little itty bitty flowers in the center of the die cuts punch outs and adhered three tiny beads in the center. I used Glossy Accents to hold them in place. There are two small brown brads by Close to My Heart on the bottom corners of the striped die cut/patterned paper piece. 

Pretty simple today. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Birthday card

I made this birthday card using stamps by Mark's Finest Paper's (sentiment), Fancy Pants (sun) and Lawn Fawn (everything else). The colored in areas were done with distress markers and a water pen both by Ranger. The cardstock is watercolor paper by Strathmore. Single layer card is a new thing for me. 
Thanks for looking.

Mark's Finest Papers-Sketch and single layer card

Chalk Ah Lot Egg-stra card

I have a new card for the Chalk Ah Lot blog today. I stamped these eggs on some different cardstock and sprayed them with Stardust powdered chalk mixed with water. It gives a Perfect Pearls look to whatever you you spray it on. The egg stamps and powdered chalk are by Stamp N Plus.

The sentiment is computer generated and I added a couple of purple pearls. My patterned papers are by Memory Box and Recollections, the cardstock by Bazzill and Recollections and I used Stampin Up and Colorbox inks for the eggs. I fussy cut the eggs once the ink dried.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: Eggcellant Spring Something for Easter or Spring Spring and Easter designs

Friday, April 11, 2014

Deep Red Stamps Coffee

I have a new card with this fun sentiment stamp by

You can find it at
{FYI It's on sale at ACOT for $2.99}

I stamped the sentiment with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it using Stamp N Plus white embossing powder. I used an ink blender and Rangers distress inks to make the stamped area green. When I was finished fussing with it I sprayed the stamped paper with water mixed with Perfect Pearls.

The rest of my card is made up with patterned paper by Bazzill, stripes of scraps that I punched with a Martha Stewart border punch, and some oragandy ribbon at the bottom.

You can see I used a couple of the greens in the Distress ink line by Tim Holtz for Ranger.

I had to show this fun chevron patterned paper by Bazzill. It's so creative with lots of color coordination possiblities.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Warning! Cute Easter card ahead!

I LOVE this card. The Easter basket iris folding stamp by Stamp N Plus is so stunning. Take a look.

I stamped the image onto Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper, that's a mouthful, and then cut out the center. The patterned paper I used for the folding is by DCWV and the lines match up better then if I actually tried for them too. I colored the rest of the image in with distress markers and a water pen by Ranger. I used a Wink of Stella pen on some of the eggs and animals. 

The patterned paper is by Daisy D's (old) and the cardstock is by Recollections. The lattice pattern die cut was cut out with the Cricut (Ribbons and Rosettes) with the egg sticker by Doodlebug Designs. The sentiment sticker is by Reminisce.

One more look at that fun iris stamp by Stamp N Plus.

Mark's Finest Papers-Easter card

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Canvas Emboss Resist

I have a quick post to get on the blog this morning. The focal stamp is by TPC Studio and the sentiment by Fiskars. I heat embossed and resist on canvas for my focal image. The ink is by Versa Mark and the white embossing powder is by myStamp Box. I used Ranger's distress stain for the resist and then cleand up the edges with distress ink. My patterned papers are by Recollections and Basic Grey. The twine is by Darice. 

Thanks for looking.

myStamp Box Robot card

I have a new card using myStamp box stamps that I want to share today. I should have used this little robot guy for Valentine cards but missed the boat on that one. This would be an adorable anniversary card or just one to say I love you. 

I used the robot and sentiment from the stamp set

I inked up my stamp with an SUngrey color and then wiped the ink off the heart. Using a distress marker, I colored in the heart and then fussy cut the robot out. I then stamped the sentiment and die cut it out. While the die cut was still in the die I added some of the same distress marker color using an ink blender. 
The background patterned paper is by Stampin Up and the black die cut DP is by The Paper Studio. I inked the edges of the red DP with distress ink and an ink blender. The ribbon is double sided and is by The Paper Studio too. All of my cardstock in this card is by Recollections. My die cuts are by Quickutz {black}' Spellbinders {rectangle} and Papertrey Ink {heart}. The red heart is the polka dot background paper that I covered with distress ink and let dry. Once it was dry I coated it with glitter using a Wink of Stella pen. When I adhered the card together I used SU foam adhesive on the red heart to pop it up. 

That Jennifer McGuire is a pretty awesome influence on me. Never before had I used hearts until watching her videos and her wonderful card designs and techniques. Stop by her BLOG or YOU TUBE to find wonderful techniques and inspiration.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Manly Monday

I have a few new cards/links to share with you tonight. Be sure to stop by these ladies blogs and leave them some love and then check out my card is at the end of this post.

Jo's Crafty Card Creations

All Things Beautiful


Crafting at the Cotnob

Paper Infusions and More

Fabulous cards ladies. Thank you for sharing.

Here's my card:

I heat embossed a buck stamp by TPC Company onto canvas and used distress stains and ink to create a resist. I took it one step further and sprayed it with water to get the fun texture look. The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts that I stamped in Hero Arts black ink onto this Recollections cardstock. The black cardstock behind it is also by Recollections. The letter U is sort of an eyelet by All My Memories Circa 2003. The circle around it is Stampin Up cardstock and Creative Memories punches. The gridline paper is unknown but the patterned paper to the left is by Studio Calico. I matted that patterned paper onto Bazzill cardstock. 

Thanks for looking.
Challenges: Canvas resist Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Distress Patterned paper Anything goes Embossing Anything goes One for the boys Make it for the boys One for the boys Anything goes Die cuts or embossing Anything goes Anything goes Embossing powder

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot Easter Challenge

New challenge at Chalk Ah Lot that starts this morning and the theme is

Easter with chalk
Please be sure to to mention where you used chalk in your blog post. TY

I made a bunch of cards yesterday with stamps and powdered chalk from our sponsor

Stamp N Plus 

Today's card features Easter egg stamps that I stamped on Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper with Hero Arts black ink and colored them in with distress markers. I applied distress ink to the edges of the sentiment and then highlighted it and the eggs with Stardust powdered chalk. The Easter basket die cut is really, really old that I found in my stash of Easter things. The patterned paper is by Doodlebug and pink paper by Making Memories. The Easter letter stickers are by Creative Memories. I added ribbon found in my stash to the top of the basket. The Easter bunny die cut is cut out using my Cricut.

Thanks so much for looking.

Mark's Finest Papers- Sketch with a twist Easter Easter Anything goes with ribbon Stripes Easter or Spring Easter {die cut basket} Easter/spring Easter Easter Easter Patterned paper Easter/Spring Easter

Friday, April 4, 2014


A sympathy card today as one of our long time friends father passed away and tonight is visitation and tomorrow is the funeral. May he rest in peace and pain free.
The white cardstock is by Recollections, brown cardstock from Joann Fabrics and the patterned paper behind the stamped background is by K and i. Background stamp by Hero Arts and sentiment stamp by Papertrey Ink. I used Stampin Up inks to create the ombré effect and then used SU white pigment ink on the dark brown label be Spellbinders. The eyelets are by Eyelet Outlet.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: Anything goes Anything oge
s Anything goes Anything goes No Markers Monochrome Favorite die cuts (love the Spellbinders label dies-use them all the time) Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Sympathy Die cuts CAS Anything goes Anything goes CAS

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Rainbow Birthday

I'm not really one for rainbows but I had all these different color embossing powders by Stamp N Plus and I wanted to give them a try. The background stamps are by Anna Griffin but they are small for backgrounds and I wanted to test them out each using it's own embossing powder color. I did spray them with water and Perfect Pearls after adhering them onto some black patterned paper. The sentiment stamp is by Stampendous in Hero Arts black ink. The circle punch is by Creative Memories with the brad by Eyelet Outlet. I used Versa Mark ink for the embossing.

Thanks for looking.