Monday, September 22, 2014

Manly Monday Rock Star Card

Welcome back to Manly Monday. I have a bunch of cards to share with you this week and then see mine at the bottom.

My card today features a metal stencil by Dreamweavers. I applied clear embossing paste over the image that I inked with distress ink.  After it dried I cut the image to size and matted it with Coredinations red cardstock. The patterned paper is by Me and My Big Ideas and the black cardstock is by Recollections. I'm not sure about the sentiment.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Heart Mason Jar

I do love today's card and I hope you do too. The cardstock is by Studio G and Recollections. The patterned paper is by Making Memories which is die cut with a border die by Spellbinders. The background paper is stamped with a Hero Arts stamp using Close to My Heart pink ink. The mason jar stamp is by Inkadinkado and the heart stamp is by Hero Arts. I cut the Hand crafted stamp out of this Friends Stamp Set for the heart and I die cut that image using a Spellbinders die cut. The sentiment is stamped in Hero Arts black and is from Gina Marie's Stamp set Simple Sentiments. You can find this stamp set, the mason jar stamp set and more at

Thanks for looking.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Bright and Happy Smile Card

Today's card uses some fun colorful patterned paper by Studio G. The cardstock is by Recollections, Bazzill, and Color-Aid. I stamped and die cut the by Stampin Up large flower and its stem on white cardstock using pigment ink by Versa Color. With the flower stamp still wet I took another flower in the set and stamped it in the center which I believe would be called a kissing technique. After it dried I layered it onto two scalloped circle die cuts both by Spellbinders. 

The sentiment is by Gina Marie Stamps and is from the Simple Sentiments stamp set. You can find great deals on crafty supplies at her website The sentiment is stamped on white cardstock with black Versa Color ink and then die cut out using a Design Objectives label die. 

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Deep Red Stamps Faith Card

I have a new fall colors card to share with a stamp from
and it can be found at 

I heat embossed the clump of flowers with gold embossing powder by Stamp N Plus and then fussy cut it out. I inked the entire image with distress ink. The die cut underneath the image is by Spellbinders and I inked that with distress ink too. The die cut paper is kraft by Oriental Trading Co. The patterned paper is by Provo Craft and under that is by Crate Paper. The sentiment is a sticker by Creative Imaginations.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Baby Girl card

I wanted to share another sentiment stamp set by Gina Marie. This stamp set is called New Baby and can be found with all Gina's other stamp sets at The sentiment is stamped onto white Recollections cardstock and cut out using a Design Objectives die cut.

For the rest of my card, I stamped the flower and leaf by Stampin Up with Colorbox pink ink and let it dry. Then I layered it on top of three Spellbinders die cuts which are comprised of Making Memories patterned paper, purple Bazzill cardstock, and Martha Stewart pink cardstock. The brad in the center is by Eyelet Outlet. The bakers twine at the bottom is unknown but the ribbon is by Offray.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Deep Red Stamps Wedding Card

I made this wedding card using a bubbles stamp from 

You can find the stamp at 

I die cut the glasses using my Cricut with silver paper by Creative Memories. I stamped the bubbles out on white cardstock with silver pigment ink. The pigment ink dries very slowly and therefore I ended up waiting a few days for it to dry. I added it to the back of the die cut and trimmed around the edges. Then I used yellow vellum to create the look of champagne. 

The patterned paper is quite busy and it makes it hard to see the swirl die cut on the left behind the glasses but that and it's shadow were cut out using the Cricut. The white cardstock is by Recollections and the purple by Bazzill. 

The Your wedding is a metal stencil by Dreamweavers that I applied white embossing paste and glitter to a piece of shiny black cardstock by DCWV. It's really pretty and sparkly in real life. 

Thanks for looking 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Manly Monday Make a Wish

Hi all. Welcome back to Manly Monday. Sorry about last week. I've switched computers and wasn't able to work my Manly Monday magic like I did on my last machine. But I'm here today with some great new cards and excited ladies to have you take a look at them. Click on the name of the blog to be directed to the post and then come back to see my card at the bottom.



For my Manly card today I made a 5 1/4 square card, which is something I don't normally do. I used old patterned paper by Provo Craft for the background. I stamped the compass stamp by Tim Holtz with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with a gold embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. Then I colored in the image with distress markers and a water pen. After it dried I die cut it out with a Quickutz die and inked the inside with distress ink while the paper was still in the die. I adhered it to a Little Yellow Bicycle cork tag. The feathers in the card are wood veneers by Maya Road and the jute string is by Tim Holtz/Ranger. 

The sentiment is by Gina Marie in her Birthday Words stamp set. You can find all her stamps and lots of great deals at

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: Anything goes Anything goes Fall Anything goes Anything goes Autumn colors Autumn Anything goes Anything goes option buttons Anything goes embossing powder Embossing (or glitter) Embossing Colors of Autumn

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot Leaves Challenge

Finally! After many hours, probably an ulcer and high blood pressure I have a photo to share with you. You see my last computer was full of bugs {not literally} and now I'm scared to death to download anything including photo editing software that may contain any of these malware buggies. I think I'm good now but still have some reorganizing to do with the new computer and then I will be able to post more daily then the every couple days I have been doing.

So my card is for the new Chalk Ah Lot challenge 

Leaves with Chalk

I used a The Paper Studio embossing folder and lightly applied Dandy, Teddy Bear, Ginger, and Brick Powdered Chalk by Stamp N Plus to the debossed side of the Recollections cardstock. The paper behind the debossed cardstock is by Hot off the Press and the cardstock behind the stamped sentiment is by Bo Bunny. The stamp is by Inkadinkado and I used multiple Colorbox pigment inks to get it so colorful. After it dried I applied distress ink to the edges, working my way in towards the center. Then I sprayed it with Copper Perfect Pearls with water. It's very pretty in real life. 

Thanks for looking and I hope I've inspired you to get out your chalks and join us at Chalk Ah Lot for the Leaves with chalk challenge.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Birthday Wishes card

Today's card is a fun bright one using patterned paper by Studio G that I found at Meijer for $1.00. It was in a 6x6 pad and I fell in love with it. The ribbon that separates the two pieces of patterned paper is by Micheal's. The flower stamp is by Stampin Up. I stamped the center with an orange ink and came in with pink ink for the sides. I love the different colors for this big image. I used matching dies to cut it out as well as the leaves. 

The sentiment is by Gina Marie and can be found on her Birthday words stamp set. She has a fabulous website with great deals on paper crafting supplies at She even has Copics for $3.75. You can't find a lower price. The sentiment is on a Spellbinders die cut on white cardstock by Recollections using brads by The Paper Studio.

Thanks for looking.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Deep Red Stamps Fall Card

Today's card features a couple of stamps by

There are so many layers to this card. The background patterned paper is by Provo Craft {very old}. Then there is a charcoal colored patterned paper that is by DCWV. Thr corrugated piece of kraft cardstock is by Oriental Trading Co. I have a Fiskars tool that corrugated the cardstock. 

The frame is unknown however I stamped it with a Deep Red background stamp called Crochet Background.
You can find the stamp at
I stamped it with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with Ranger's copper embossing powder. I inked the frame with distress ink

 Then we have two pieces of wood veneers by Maya Road that I painted with Ranger Adirondack Metallics Acrylic pint in gold and mixed with copper Perfect Pearls to give the copper color. {I don't have copper colored paint so I made my own}

 On the pennant wood veneer I stamped the word friend from the If Friends were Flowers stamp to get my sentiment. 
You can find this stamp at 
In hind site I wish I would have stamped it with a darker color but by this point I wasn't going back. 

The doily was made by my Grandmother in law and then I layered a Ranger/Tim Holtz Idealology foliage with a brad. The other brad is from the same package.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Surprise card

I made my own flower bed with this border punch by Fiskars on polka dot paper by Sunborn. The flowers are old by Prima with some Imaginisce rhinestones in the center. The stems on the outside flowers have been stamped and die cut using a Stampin Up set.

The center flower has a strip of the patterned paper as the stem and a die cut piece that I inked for a leaf. I die cut a word die out of white cardstock and one of the letters, maybe a D or an F, had a center that reminded me of a leaf. I inked it up and check it out, it's perfect.

The sentiment is one by Gina Marie Stamps and can be found on her Birthday Words stamp set. You can find great deals on her website at

I made the background using a stencil by Crafter's Workshop. I sprayed the Stampin Up cardstock with a green Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels.

Thanks for looking.