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True Spirit of Christmas

Good morning! If your on the east coast I hope you made it safely through the storms this past weekend with no damage. We had winds up to 60mph! Spring surely came in like a lion.

I wanted to share our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper . This week our challenge is Four Legged Friends

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #140 Four Legged Friends

Since I have been on a roll with making Christmas cards I choose a deer for my four legged friend.

Here is what I created

True Spirit of Christmas

I started with a Basic Black card base and then added a layer of Marina Mist. The next layer is a piece of Whisper White that I embossed with the Stampin Up Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and sponged the lower embossed areas with Marina Mist ink. Next I die cut an oval in whisper white and masked off a 1 inch circle and sponged the sky with Marina Mist ink. I also sponged a few shadow areas on the bottom area. I removed the 1 inch mask to reveal the moon and stamped the deer, from the Stampin Up Christmas Deer set, using Stazon Black ink and then added some sequins in the deer’s rack. After this dried I die cut the next larger size oval in Basic Black and layered these pieces together and adhered to my card. Next I punched the snowflake (SU) in Whisper White and sponged with Marina Mist ink and applied a small dot of silver Stickles in the center then added to my card using dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin Up set Snow Swirled on Whisper White and then punched out with an SU oval punch and layered on top of a black oval and then adhered to my card. To finish I added the bow I made from Marina Mist seam binding.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Come join us this week, we would love to see what critter you choose for the four legged friends challenge!

Until next time

Happy crafting 🙂

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Live In The Moment

Good morning! How awesome is this warm weather we are getting now in the middle of winter?? I am so enjoying it!

Today I wanted to share my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper. We have a fun color challenge for you to play along with

Stamp Ink Paper Color Challenge #134

Here is the card I created using these colors

Live In The Moment

I started with a Berry Burst card base and then added a layer of Basic Black. For the top panel I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock and Distress Oxides Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, and Wilted Violet. To create the background I stamped each color individually on my craft mat and spritzed with water and then laid my cardstock panel on it to pick up the color letting it dry in between each color. You can create suck amazing backgrounds with the Oxide inks! Next I used the stamp set Live In The Moment from Visible Image and stamped the sentiment in the lower left using Stazon black ink. To finish I stamped the dragonfly, from the same set, on a piece of scrap white paper with versamark and heat embossed in black and then colored it in with Berry Burst ink and a water brush pen. After that dried I fussy cut it and popped it on my panel using dimensionals. This was a super easy and fun card to make!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂


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Birthday Wishes

Good morning! Today I wanted to share my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper . This challenge is all about cakes and here is the inspiration

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #132 Cake Walk And here is what I created

Birthday WishesI recently learned this fun fold flap card and I am addicted! The products I used for my card is the Stampin Up Sweet Cupcake bundle, Cuttlebug number embossing folder, SU cardstock in Rich Razzleberry, Yo Yo Yellow and Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry Ink. I used the tutorial here for the measurements and directions https://dawnsstampingthoughts.net/2017/06/fun-fold-flap-card-videocoffee-cafe.html.

Here is a look at the inside of my card

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 🙂


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The Best Is Yet To Come

Good morning! I hope you are having a fabulous day. The beautiful fall weather has finally kicked in here on the East Coast and I am loving it. 

Today I wanted to share my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  We have a fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for you to play along with this week

Here is what I created 

I got my new SU goodies in the mail and couldn’t wait to play with them!

I started with a Mossy Meadow Card base and then added a another layer of Mossy Meadow embossed using the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders. Oh my gosh this is my favorite folder right now!! Next I die cut the circle with Whisper White and stamped the sunflower from the Painted Harvest set in 2 steps using Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze and the center in Chocolate Chip. I stamped the sentiments using the set Balloon Adventures and then threaded a piece of orange twine through one of the holes and glued on the backside and then added this piece to my card using dimensionals. The leaves were stamped using the Painted Harvest set with Old Olive and Garden Green inks and then punched out with the coordinating Leaf Punch. I tucked the leaves in behind the circle using Tombow glue to adhere them. Super easy card!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting 🙂


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Winter Is Calling!

Good morning!  Fall is in the air and I am loving it! Fall is definitely my favorite season. What is your favorite season?

Today I am sharing my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  This week it’s a Card Makers Choice Challenge.  How fun is that!!


I was recently gifted some handmade paper by my friend Pattie Oisten and wanted to create my card using it. Here is what I created 


I started with a Lucky Limeade Card base and then a layer of Early Espresso. For the main layer I used a piece of kraft cardstock. I stamped the log cabin, from Rubberneckers, using early espresso Ink. I added the smoke from the chimney using my white primsa colored pencil and then distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink.  Next I die cut the landscape with trees using the memory box die Golf Club Landscape and snipped off the golf club image, leaving just the trees. I then inked the whole piece with versa mark and embossed with ultra thick embossing powder. After that cooled I used my white colored pencil and added touches of snow and then added this to my card right below the log cabin. Next I took the handmade paper and my stitched hill dies, purchased from eBay, and cut 3 layers of hills and added them to my card. If you look closely the Paper has added elements of glitter and tinsel which makes it really resemble snowy hills. I then cut more of the landscape with trees and snipped them apart and tucked them in behind the hills. To finish I stamped the sentiment from the SU set Winter Is Calling on early espresso cardstock and heat embossed in white and added to the bottom using dimensionals. 

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 🙂