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The Light You Shine

Good morning! I wanted to share my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper. This week our challenge is all about summer. Here is the inspiration 

Here is what I created 

I decided to break open my SU set High Tide and create with it. I found some inspiration from a card on Pinterest. My card base is Whisper White and the next layer is started with Whisper White and then sponged the sky using Pacific Point and the sand using Sahara Sand and stamped the sand with Baked Brown Sugar. For the next layer I die cut the sun rays using the SU Thinlet and sponged with YoYo Yellow and added on top of the sky and sand layer and stamped the birds in the upper right hand side. Next I die cut a smaller stitched rectangle and sponged with Pacific Point and then stamped the sentiment on the right and the birds on the left and added this on top of the sun rays. To finish I stamped the lighthouse using my Misti and inks, Real Red and Stazon black. After stamping I fussy cut the lighthouse and added to the layer with the sentiment using pop dots. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting šŸ™‚


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Create A LifeĀ 

Good morning! What a beautiful day here in Northern Virginia. The temperature was mid 60’s when I woke up. I love mornings like this. I hope all the dads out there had a wonderful Father’s Day!

Today I am here to share my creation for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  We have a fun color challenge for you to play along with. Here is the inspiration 


I decided to make a tag for the challenge 


I started with a Manila file folder and used my TH tag dies to make a tag. After die cutting the tag I used SU Island Indigo and Colorbox Berry inks and sponged the background on front and back. I then stamped the lady using a set from Unity Stamp Co called She Never Says Never in momento luxe black and then clear embossed her. Next I took a piece of kraft cardstock and layered some lace and SU green ribbon and then attached it to the bottom of my tag. I stamped the sentiment from the Unity set on another piece of kraft and then fussy cut it and added using pop dots. To finish I used some silver metallic twine and tucked it in right behind the sentiment and added some more of the lace in the tag hole at the top. 

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Until next time

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Your A Classic

Good morning! Today I am sharing my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper. The Inspiration for this week is Masculine 


Here is my card

I used one of my older Stampin Up sets called Classic Pickups. My card base is basic black with the next layer in real red embossed with a diamond plate folder.  For the top layers I used basic black and cork distressed around the edges. I used a we r memory keepers corner chomper on all the corners. I stamped the truck and colored with my SU markers and then fussy cut and adhered to my card using pop dots. To finish I wrapped some twine around the top layers and then added my sentiment stamped and punched out with the designer label punch and then distressed the edges. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting šŸ™‚


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Stamp Ink Paper 100th challengeĀ 

Good morning! I am sharing my card today for our 100th challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  I can’t believe how quickly this milestone came up!! To celebrate we are going to be giving away some blog candy. All you need to do is enter a card into the challenge and for more entries to win you can comment on each of the design team members blog posts. This challenge is a Card Makers Choice and here is the inspiration 


This is what I created 


I love to make masculine cards so that’s what I choose to do. I used a technique called the Double Z Joy Fold card. My card base is Stampin Up Night of Navy and the first panels are Baked Brown Sugar.  The top panels are Whisper White  and I used the Hardwood background stamp and the set called Walk In The Wild.  The main panel is done with watercoloring. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

Until next time 

Happy Crafting šŸ™‚


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Monster Birthday

Good morning! I don’t know about you but I am so enjoying this cooler weather we are having here in Northern Virginia. Those days won’t be around much longer! 

Today I wanted to share my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  This week our challenge is Kids Birthdays. How fun is that?? 


This is what I created 


I started my card with a Baked Brown Sugar card base. On the right hand side I stamped the splatters using the Gorgeous Grunge set with chocolate chip ink. I then added a piece of green raffia about 1 1/2 inches from the left side. Next I took a piece of whisper white cardstock and cut it to a 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 panel and then stamped the 3 monsters using the Make A Monster stamp set. I colored them using my SU markers and then distressed the panel using TH Vintage Photo Ink. I added this panel just to the left of the green raffia and then added a piece of rainbow colored ribbon to the left side of the stamped panel. For the sentiment I punched out 1 cut using the Modern Label punch in Whisper White and then cut it in half and stamped happy on one piece and Birthday on the other. I inked the edges of both and then added them to my card sliding them just under the raffia and making sure the Birthday one was out further to give it that staggering look. I added enamel dots to each of them, one brown and one pink. To finish I took a piece of green grosgrain ribbon and placed below the birthday sentiment and using a hot glue gun created a ripple effect by making a loop and glueing in between each loop and then finished with a button embellishment. 

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Until next time

Happy Crafting šŸ™‚


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Mothers Day Card

Good morning! I’m sharing my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  Mothers Day will be here before you know it. I can’t believe it’s May already! So this challenge will help you get those Mother Day cards done a little early

Here is your inspiration  


Here is the card I made 


I started my card with a Strawberry Slush base. For the next layer and the banners I used an MME pad called Market. I distressed all the edges with an old pair of scissors and then inked with Vintage Photo.  I adhered the 3 banners together and tied a piece of ribbon with a bow around them and then added this to the large layer of Market paper and then adhered it all to my card base. Next I stamped the the girl using an image from a retired Unity KOTM onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth premium cardstock and colored her using my Copics.  I then die cut her out using a stitched oval die from Gina Marie.  I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo and then added her on top of the banners. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting:)


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SIP CAS Wedding Challenge

Good morning! Today I’m sharing my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  This week we have a CAS Wedding challenge for you

And here is my card


I have to admit I struggle with CAS cards! So this was a good challenge for me. I decided to make a pocket card. I created the base with basic black cardstock. Next I embossed two pieces of whisper white with the Stampin Up script embossing folder, trimmed in half diagonally to match the side panels and then using a sponge dauber rubbed Cool Caribbean Ink over the embossed areas and added these to the panels and secured the panels together with adhesive.  To finish the pocket I die cut 2 leaves in glimmer vellum and attached them where the folds come together and added a flower in the center. For the inside panel I started with a piece of basic black and then a layer of whisper white. I stamped the sentiment using the set Best Wishes by Hero Arts.  To finish I stamped the frame using Stampin Up Four Frames and punched that image using the Decorative Label punch and then stamped the Mr. and Mrs. using Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched it out with the Jewelry tag punch. I adhered this to the top of the panel using pop dots. 

Here you can see the inside panel 


Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time

Happy Crafting šŸ™‚