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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 🙂


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Create Your Own Ending 

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 🙂


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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 🙂


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Growing In Unity winners!!

I would like to thank everyone who stopped by last week and left such encouraging comments. I had so much fun creating with the Unity stamps and your support made it even better. The two winners from my blog posts are Patty Zeitler and Tina Henry-Lewis. Congratulations ladies!! I hope you enjoy your grab bags that you will be receiving from Unity Stamp Co.

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂