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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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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 🙂


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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 🙂


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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 🙂


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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 🙂


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SIP Challenge #68 Card Makers Choice

Good morning! We are finally getting some sunshine here in Virginia after a week of steady rain. So I am enjoying the break before we get the storms from the hurricane Matthew. 

It’s Tuesday and I wanted to share my card for this weeks challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  Our challenge is a Card Makers Choice so the possibilities are endless!


Here is my card


I started with a Tangerine Tango card base. For the main layer I started with a piece of Whisper White, first using a circle die cut to mask off the area for the sun, I sponged the background using my Tim Holtz distress inks. Starting at the top I sponged Squeezed Lemonade and then a layer of Wild Honey and finally the bottom area with Rusty Hinge. When I finished sponging I removed the circle die cut to reveal the moon. For the trees I used a stamp set by Sweet n Sassy called Tender Thoughts. I stamped the trees using Stazon black ink. Now I added this stamped layer to a layer of Whisper White and then those layers to a piece of Kraft cardstock and then added these to the card base. Next I die cut the deer using a die from Gina Marie designs and added it to my card using pop dots. To finish I stamped the sentiment from the Tender Thoughts set on white and punched out with the modern label punch and layered on top of yellow and added with pop dots. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. 

Until next time

Happy crafting 🙂


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Retro Rubber Challenge #45 – Sketch

Good morning! I wanted to share with you my card for our new challenge over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.  We have a great Sketch for our new challenge

Retro Rubber Challenge #45 - Sketch

Here is what I created

Oh Whale

I decided to use a SU set called Oh Whale from 2013. I started with a Buckaroo Blue card base and then added a piece of Whisper White that I sponged the top half with YoYo Yellow (masking off the sun) and bottom half with Buckaroo Blue. I then took a strip of white and stamped the waves and distressed in blue ink then added to the center of the sponged layer. Next I stamped and die cut the whale and tucked him in behind the waves and stamped the hearts in red. To finish I stamped the sentiment on white and using the Word Window punched it out and added to my card using dimensionals.

I had forgotten how fun this set was to play with!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you can play along with us for this challenge.

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂