Thursday, July 20, 2017


Welcome to the Creative Inking Blog Hop!  This month's theme is two step stamping. This technique is a little more difficult with rubber stamps, but the photopolymer stamps make it a dream.

Two step stamping is a lot of fun and allows you to mix up colors, shading, and themes. Sometimes two-step stamping is subtle - and by looking at my card, you're probably wondering where the two step stamping happened.  If you guessed the bicycle's wheels, you're correct!

I made this card for my neighbor who fell and broke her leg. The card and a small bouquet of flowers really cheered her up. Unfortunately, I didn't have have a bicycle or I would have rode it over to her house to deliver the card and flowers. There's just no end to what we'll do to coordinate with our cards!

See the ribbon sticking out on the right? Wait for it....

Place a $25 minimum order in my online store and I'll send you the tutorial for this slider card along with the ready-cut cardstock to make this card (stamps and embossing folder not included). If you spend $50, you will also be eligible to receive a $5 free coupon to use in August as well as my own Customer Rewards.

Supplies used to make this card are listed in the Supply List below.

Please follow along with our Hop. The very talented Lori Mueller is up next. Just click on the "Hop This Way Next" button below.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

SUMMER FUN - Creative Circle Design Team Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Creative Circle Design Team Hop!  This month, the theme is "Summer Fun".  I couldn't think of anything more fun that watching my Grandsons do handstands on the beach last summer.

To commemorate the day, I decided to make a special wall hanging. I purchased the frame at the Dollar Store for next to nothing. It was a black frame and I spray-painted it white. Then I got out my all time favorite beach stamp set "Seaside Shore".

I used Soft Sky cardstock for the background. The sand is Crumb Cake, and the seaweed is Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz and Calypso. But oh how I miss that wonderful Designer Series Paper (retired) that matched this stamp set. The fish and shells are stamped with Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party inks. I inked each piece around the edges with the same color ink as the stamped image.

Here's some close-ups. I have made several cards and a sampler using this set. You can see those HERE. I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter and my Fine Tip Glue Pen to add the sparkle.

Now let's go see what awesome creation that Liz has created for us. Follow the link below and see the all the team's creations!

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Hope your having an awesome summer.
Happy Stamping!

Everything used to make this creation (except the picture frame) is available in my online store:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

BUNDLE EXTRAVAGANZA - Creative Inking Blog Hop

Welcome to the Creative Inking Blog Hop - Bundle Extravaganza!  It was so hard to pick my favorite bundle for this hop. But those cute little wild animals won my heart. The stamp set "A Little Wild" and the coordinating framelits "Little Loves" are the cutest ever. Having a stamp set that includes their little backsides makes this the most versatile ever.

I used the paper from the "Coffee Break Designer Series Papers" as I loved the wood look. I also love to mix and match various papers to show how versatile they can also be with other stamp sets. Soft Sky and Soft Suede cardstock compliment the colors in the printed paper. The elephant and sentiment were stamped in Early Espresso.  The "Hello Baby" is from the "A Little Wild" stamp set - I just separated the sentiment. The little flowers were punched from the "Tree Builder" punch and pearls adorn the middle of the flowers.

Another favorite bundle of mine is the "Label Me Pretty" and the "Pretty Label" punch. 

This card layout is versatile for a host of wild animals.

I hope you enjoyed today's post - please click on the "next" hop button below to see the wonderful creation Lori Mueller has for us! Press the "prior" hop button to go back to Lynn Striefert's wonderful project.

Happy Stamping!

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

AHOY, THERE! PARTY PACK - May Bonus Project on Craft Project Central

As I bask in the Florida sunshine, the timing for this adorable May Bonus Project is perfect! 

Birthdays are FUN! So let’s celebrate the next one with a cool nautical theme. This set is perfect for anyone at any age. The pieces are very easy to make, and they add a nice touch to your party. Use a paper folding technique from your childhood and make a paper boat to hold some sweet treats along with a cool greeting card, a treat holder, and a cute bookmark.

This great project was designed by Monika Davis:

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Happy Stamping!