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The Best Is Yet To Come

Good morning! I hope you are having a fabulous day. The beautiful fall weather has finally kicked in here on the East Coast and I am loving it. 

Today I wanted to share my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  We have a fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for you to play along with this week

Here is what I created 

I got my new SU goodies in the mail and couldn’t wait to play with them!

I started with a Mossy Meadow Card base and then added a another layer of Mossy Meadow embossed using the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders. Oh my gosh this is my favorite folder right now!! Next I die cut the circle with Whisper White and stamped the sunflower from the Painted Harvest set in 2 steps using Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze and the center in Chocolate Chip. I stamped the sentiments using the set Balloon Adventures and then threaded a piece of orange twine through one of the holes and glued on the backside and then added this piece to my card using dimensionals. The leaves were stamped using the Painted Harvest set with Old Olive and Garden Green inks and then punched out with the coordinating Leaf Punch. I tucked the leaves in behind the circle using Tombow glue to adhere them. Super easy card!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting 🙂

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Unity Stamp Co GIU Blog Hop

Good morning! Today I am part of a blog hop for Unity Stamp Co as a Growing In Unity girl. I am the first stop followed by some amazing ladies. Be sure to stop by everyone’s blog and comment on their posts to be eligible to win a prize package from Unity Stamp Co!

Here is the card I created 

I started with a SU Wild Wasabi card base and then added a layer of Basic Black. For the main layer I used a piece of watercolor cardstock. I stamped the flower from the Unity set Blow Your Mind using Stazon jet black ink. After that dried I watercolored the flower using Tim Holtz Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold and Squeezed Lemonade. After that dried I used my clear Wink Of Stella pen and highlighted the center of the flower.  I used Fossilized Amber to create shadows around the flower. Next I used a paint brush and watered down Vintage Photo and flicked the splatters and then using a sponge distressed the edges with Vintage Photo.   I took twine and made the loops and attached at the flower stem base. To finish I stamped the sentiment from the Unity set Poppy Girl on white cardstock and then fussy Cut and distressed the edges in Vintage Photo and added on top the twine using dimensionals. 

Here is the lineup for the Blog Hop.  You can click on each name to be taken to their blog

Ginger Pelfrey – You Are Here

Cara Malmrose

Stephanie Puccini

Victoria Moore Beall

Anya Lynet

Tami Carlson French

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting 🙂


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Winter Is Calling!

Good morning!  Fall is in the air and I am loving it! Fall is definitely my favorite season. What is your favorite season?

Today I am sharing my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  This week it’s a Card Makers Choice Challenge.  How fun is that!!


I was recently gifted some handmade paper by my friend Pattie Oisten and wanted to create my card using it. Here is what I created 


I started with a Lucky Limeade Card base and then a layer of Early Espresso. For the main layer I used a piece of kraft cardstock. I stamped the log cabin, from Rubberneckers, using early espresso Ink. I added the smoke from the chimney using my white primsa colored pencil and then distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink.  Next I die cut the landscape with trees using the memory box die Golf Club Landscape and snipped off the golf club image, leaving just the trees. I then inked the whole piece with versa mark and embossed with ultra thick embossing powder. After that cooled I used my white colored pencil and added touches of snow and then added this to my card right below the log cabin. Next I took the handmade paper and my stitched hill dies, purchased from eBay, and cut 3 layers of hills and added them to my card. If you look closely the Paper has added elements of glitter and tinsel which makes it really resemble snowy hills. I then cut more of the landscape with trees and snipped them apart and tucked them in behind the hills. To finish I stamped the sentiment from the SU set Winter Is Calling on early espresso cardstock and heat embossed in white and added to the bottom using dimensionals. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting 🙂


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Love The Simple Things 

Good morning! I hope you had a good weekend. A few of my girlfriends and myself went to a stamp show in Westminster MD. I love going to these events and learning about new companies and their products. One of the companies I came across was Technique Junkies and oh my was I so excited!! Their stamps are amazing and priced so well. 

We have a new challenge for you over at Stamp Ink Paper this week.  The inspiration is Watercolor 


I was excited to use one of the background stamps I purchased from the Technique Junkies booth at the stamp show! Here is the card I created 


I started my card with a Basic Black card base and then added layers of Only Orange and Basic Black. For the main layer I used a piece of Canson Watercolor cardstock and stamped the Technique Junkies Poppies background Stamp in Stazon black ink. I watercolored the whole background using Tim Holtz Scattered Straw and then highlighted the flowers with Ripe Persimmon and Abandoned Coral. After that dried I applied distress Stickles to the flower centers. While that was drying I stamped the sentiment from the Unity set Head Up-Heart Strong on a piece of white cardstock and then backed that on a piece of black cardstock and added to my card using dimensionals. 

Needless to say I am now addicted to Technique Junkies stamps!! If you haven’t ever seen them go check it out here http://techniquejunkies.com/

Thank you for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting 🙂


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Thankful For You

Good morning! First I would like to send my thoughts and prayers out to everyone who have been affected by hurricane Irma. I hope that you and your families are safe and out of harms way. 

Today I am sharing my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  Now that we are officially into the Fall season we have a CAS Fall challenge for you this week 


And here is what I created 


For my card I am showcasing products from Brutus Monroe that I used to create my card. I will link all the products at the end of my post. I started with one of the Brutus Monroe precut and folded 6×6 white card bases.  Next I added a layer of Basic Black.  For the main layer I used a piece of preprinted cardstock from the Brutus Monroe Tangled Elements pad.  Next came the fun of coloring with my copics! Here is a picture my girlfriend Heather Collins took of me coloring. I hate getting my picture taken and she got this without me knowing lol. 


After I finished coloring all the leaves I wrapped a piece of the white and black grosgrain ribbon around this layer using Brutus Monroe craft glue and then added to my card on top the black layer.  Next I took another piece of the ribbon and made a bow and added to the left side using a glue dot. For the sentiment I cut a small rectangle piece of black cardstock and stamped the sentiment, from the Brutus Monroe set Autumn Thanks, in embossing ink and heat embossed with the Alabaster embossing powder.  To finish I popped the sentiment on the right hand side of the ribbon using dimensionals. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my creation this week. 

Until next time 

Happy Crafting 🙂

All products used are linked below:

https://www.brutusmonroe.com/products/6×6-card-bases

https://www.brutusmonroe.com/collections/premium-cardstock/products/tangled-elements-fall?variant=23592094593

https://www.brutusmonroe.com/collections/glue-and-adhesives/products/2-0-oz-craft-glue

https://www.brutusmonroe.com/collections/4×6-sets/products/autumn-thanks-1?variant=61163896858

https://www.brutusmonroe.com/collections/embossing-ink/products/brutus-monroe-embossing-ink-2×2

https://www.brutusmonroe.com/collections/metallic-embossing-powders/products/ultra-fine-embossing-powder-alabaster


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You Got This Girl!

Good morning! I hope you had a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend. Today I wanted to share my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  This week we have a fun color challenge for you to play along with 


Don’t you just love the softness of these colors together! Here is the card I created 


My card was really simple and quick to make. I tend to hoard all the pretty dsp paper I own and am trying really hard to get better at using it so this was a good opportunity to do so. As I was searching through my paper to find a stack with these colors I came across a MME pad called Handsome Boy. So I began with a Daffodil Delight card base and then added a layer of Grey.  I choose two papers from the MME pad and added them to the card. The top layer had a perfect open spot on the left for me to stamp the Angie Girl from Unity Stamp Co called Nia Girl. After stamping her directly on the card layer I stamped her again on the left over piece of dsp I used on the third layer and then fussy cut her blouse out and glued down to the main stamped image. I repeated this step on the Grey cardstock and fussy cut her pants and added the to main image. Next I colored her hair, skin, flower and jewelry in using my alcohol markers. To finish I stamped the sentiment from the same Unity set to the left of Nia and colored in all the hearts with a red marker. I believe this has really motivated me to create more cards using all this pretty dsp!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting 🙂


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We’re Back

Good morning! What an amazing thing to experience yesterday with the Eclipse. I hope you were able to see it. In Virginia we had it at 82% but I also watched the total eclipses on tv and was just amazed. 

Today I wanted to share my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  This week we have a Back To School theme 


Here is the card I created 


Awhile back I seen a pencil shaped card on Pinterest so I thought what a perfect card for our theme this week. I started with a kraft card base in the measurements of 3 x 5 1/2.  To create the point of the pencil I marked the center point on the left side and 2 inches down on the top and bottom then trimmed off the pieces to create the point. To create the pencil lead I punched a circle in black cardstock and glued it to the end of the point and then trimmed off the over hanging pieces. To create the eraser I took a piece of white cardstock and sponged with Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick. For the pencil barrel I used a piece of Summer Sun cardstock.  For the metal rim I used a piece of foil cardstock. Next I took a black chalk tag by American Crafts and heat embossed the sentiment and image using the Unity set We’re Back in white.  I adhered the tag using dimensionals. This was a super quick fun card to make. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting 🙂