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Create Your Own EndingĀ 

Good morning! I am trying to get back into the swing of things after an amazing weekend with some crafty friends. We rented a cabin in Berkeley Springs WV for a crop retreat this past Thursday through Sunday. We had such a good time and alas it’s back to reality hehe!! Today I wanted to share my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper. This week we have a Travel theme challenge 

This is what I created 


I started with a Crushed Curry card base and then a layer of Emerald Envy. The next layer i took a piece of Whisper White and embossed with the Tim Holtz globe folder and then sponged with Vintage Photo ink. For the main layer I used a piece of SU Christmas DSP and a strip of Emerald Envy that I stamped the train from the SU set Traveler and then wrapped some twine on the left side.  After attaching these layers I used my black Nuvo drops and added dots to the upper right and lower left. While those were drying I stamped the little passport image from Traveler and fussy cut then sponged with Vintage Photo ink and then folded in half and attached by sliding the backside underneath the twine and used pop dots on the inside. Next I stamped the sentiment from Brutus Monroe and inked the edges and attached using dimensionals. I propped my card up in one of the windows in the cabin we stayed out to get the beautiful outdoor background. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting šŸ™‚


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Your Are Now A Classic

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


Here is what I created


I started with a Tempting Turquoise card base and then a layer of Basic Black. For the next layer I used a piece of Whisper white that I stamped with a SU background stamp called Ephimera. For the main layer I stamped the car with the Unity set For The Guys in Stazon black ink and then clear embossed. I distressed the edges and then backed it on another piece of Basic Black and added to my card using dimensionals. To finish I stamped the sentiment, from the Unity set, on white cardstock and then fussy cut and backed it on black cardstock and fussy cut again and added it to the lower right using dimensionals. This was a super quick and fun card to create. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time

Happy Crafting šŸ™‚


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Fabulous Florals

Good morning! Today I wanted to share a couple things. First this is my second day as a Growing In Unity girl and it’s also our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper. This week is all about flowers. Here is the inspiration 


For my card I wanted to use the beautiful flower from the Unity June Kit of the Month. Here is my card I created 


I started with a Pumkin Pie card base and then added a layer of graph paper that I coffee died and then a layer of Basic Black and then the top layer of a typeset dsp.  Next I stamped the flower using versamark onto watercolor paper and embossed with black power. Using my Tim Holtz inks and a water brush I Watercolored the flower and leaves. After that dried I fussy cut and adhered to my card using dimensionals. To finish I stamped the sentiment and added water drops to the flower and leaves using nuvo drops. 

Here is the link to the Unity stamps I used 

https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/time-to-enjoy-life-kom-617/

Thank you so much for stopping by today

Until next time 

Happy Crafting :)-


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Be Strong

Good morning! Today I’m sharing my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper. We have a fun Tic-Tac-Toe for you to play along with this week.

Here is the inspiration 


First I wanted to tell you what inspired my card.  This past weekend my stepson  had a pretty bad accident when he hit gravel while riding down the mountain on his bike. His knee looked like a jumbled pile of hamburger meat and road rash all over his body.  We spent  several hours in the ER and many stitches and through it all he never once complained or cried. I was pretty impressed as were the nurses and doctors. He is healing well. And so was my inspiration for my card


I was recently able to purchase the very sought after Hero Arts June card kit. Thank you Rubina!! For the Tic-Tac-Toe I choose the middle vertical row with die cut, embossing and black. I started with a Summer Sun card base and then added a layer of Basic Black. For the main layer I took a piece of Whisper White and my SU inks and sponged the background. Next I die cut the sun and sponged with Yellow and Blue and glued down to the background. I them stamped the Giraffes with versamark and embossed with black powder.  To finish I die cut the tree with black cardstock and added using dimensionals and stamped the sentiment with Stazon. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today

Until next time 

Happy Crafting šŸ™‚


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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. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time

Happy Crafting šŸ™‚


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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™‚