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Thinking of You

Good morning! Today I’m sharing my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper. We have a fun fall color challenge for you to play along with

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #125 Colors

And here is my card I created

Thinking of You

I started with a Kraft card base. Next I used another layer of kraft that I die cut with the Lawn Fawn stitched wood grain background die and then sponged all over with Early Espresso Ink and then die cut a circle out of the middle. For the layer behind this I used a piece of white cardstock and masked the moon off with a 1 inch circle and then sponged with Yo Yo Yellow and Really Rust inks. I then stamped the birds using a Stampscapes stamp in Stazon black ink. For the grass border I die cut using the Memory Box Green Pasture die in white cardstock and sponged with Old Olive Ink and then added at the bottom. I attached this piece behind the wood grain and then layered these onto my card base. To finish I stamped the sentiment on a piece of kraft and flagged one end with a punch and then sponged the edges with Early Espresso and added to my card using dimensionals.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time

Happy Crafting

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚


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Create Your Own Endingย 

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 ๐Ÿ™‚


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Adventure Begins

Good morning! Today is my fourth day in my Growing In Unity week. I have had so much fun creating with Unity stamps this week. So here is my card for today 


I started with a Basic Black card base followed with a layer of kraft that I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo ink. For the main layer I started with a Whisper White piece of cardstock and first stamped the splattered bullseye, from the Unity set Let Adventure, in versamark and after that dried I sponged the background using distress inks Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade. Next using the same stamp set I stamped the corners and the sentiment using Stazon black ink. To finish I stamped the butterfly on white cardstock and colored using my distress markers and then fussy cut it and curled the wings to give dimension and adhered to the card front only glueing down the body. 

Here is a link to the stamp set I used  https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/let-adventure/

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time

Happy Crafting ๐Ÿ™‚


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Welcome Baby

Good morning!  Today is half way through my Growing In Unity week. Thank you so much to everyone who has stopped by and commented on my projects! For today I decided to make a card for a friend who will be having her first baby soon. 


I started with a Lost Lagoon card base and added a layer of polka dot dsp that I added a piece of yellow ribbon to. Next I took a piece of white cardstock and die cut the the inside mat and sponged with Lost Lagoon ink. I stamped the giraffes on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth cardstock and colored with my copics and then fussy cut and added to the mat layer and used Glossy Accents on all the giraffe spots. While the glossy accents was drying I die cut the outside frame in orange cardstock and adhered to the mat layer using dimensionals. To finish I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock, fussy cut and sponged the edges with Lost Lagoon. 

Here is a link to the stamp set Finally Here that I used for my card

https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/finally-here/

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time

Happy Crafting ๐Ÿ™‚


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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 ๐Ÿ™‚


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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 ๐Ÿ™‚