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Tis The Season

Good morning! Today I am sharing my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  This week we have a fun Sketch challenge for you to play along with 

And here is the card I created 


I started with a Cumcunber Crush card base and then a layer of Whisper White embossed with the SU Softly Falling embossing folder. Next I used a piece of plaid dsp from Lawn Fawn and then layered a scalloped circle in Poppy Parade cardstock. For the inside layer on the scalloped circle I die cut a stitched round circle and stamped the candles image using the SU set Merry Medley, first in black ink and then the inside candle pieces in Cucumber Crush and Poppy Parade. I colored the flames with a copic marker. To finish I stamped the sentiment from the Merry Medley set in black ink onto a piece of Whisper White and then stamped the inside part of the Season sentiment with Poppy Parade. I snipped the edges to make flag ends and sponged the outer edges with Cucumber Crush Ink. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope that you can play along with us this week for our Sketch Challenge. 

Until next time 

Happy Crafting 🙂

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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 🙂