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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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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 #91

Good morning! I’m over at Stamp Ink Paper today for our new challenge. This week we are celebrating one of our designers Birthday’s!! Happy Birthday Andrea!


Here is the card I created 


I started with a Whisper White card base and then added a layer of Basic Black. For the main panel I used Whisper White and sponged in the background, with the moon masked, in Melon Mambo and Old Olive inks. Next I removed the moon mask and then stamped the branch from the set Easter Blossoms and colored in the petals with markers. To finish I stamped the sentiment and fairy from So Suzy stamps with archival black ink. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today to check out my creation!

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂


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Special Day

Good morning! I wanted to share with you today the card I created for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  This week we have a fun Sketch for you 


Here is what I created using this Sketch


I started with a Whisper White card base and then added a layer of black that I die cut using Gina Marie’s rectangle dotted stud dies and then a layer of Coastal Cabana recessed in the black layer.  Next I die cut the black circle using the circle dotted stud dies. For the inside of the black circle I die cut a piece of the SU Inside The Lines dsp and colored the flower with the coastal cabana blendabilities and the leaves with copics. I then die cut the bumble bee in black cardstock and popped him on the side of the flower. I then layered this piece on top the black circle and added to my card on the lower left side. Next I stamped the sentiment from SU Dragonfly Dreams above the circle on the coastal cabana layer. To finish I die cut the dragonflies from the coordinating thinlets and used Inka Gold Metallic rubs to color them and then added them above the main image. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting 🙂


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Would You Be Mine

Good morning! I hope you have had the nice break in the weather that we have. I know it will be be short lived but I am loving it! Today I wanted to share my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper this week. This challenge is all about Natural Elements and here is the inspiration 


The possibilities are endless with this theme. I tossed with the ideas of burlap, wood or a water scene and finally decided with wood. I recently purchased the tree ring stamp from Concord and 9th and wanted to use it for my card. Here is what I created 


I started with a Basic Black card base and then added a layer of Whisper White that I splattered with red and brown using Wink of Stella pens. Next I took the tree ring and stamped it with StaZon onto watercolor paper and then colored it using my watercolor brush and Tim Holtz vintage photo ink.  After that dried I fussy cut the image and cut the heart out in the center using a framelit die from Gina Marie designs and then added a piece of red cardstock on the back.  I then die cut a black arrow using my Little B die and cut it in 2 pieces and added it to the tree ring on the edges of the heart center and added this piece to the card. To finish I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin Up set Would You Be Mine in the lower right. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. 

Until next time 

Happy Crafting 🙂


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Perfect Moment

Good morning! After a much needed break I am back today with some exciting news! I have joined the Design Team over at Firefly Crafts and I’m here today to share my first project. 


This is the card I created for my project. I started with an A2 sized card base in SU Old Olive. My next layer is SU Chocolate Chip that I distressed the edges with my scissors.  The next layer is SU Mint Macaroon that I die cut using the Pierced Chain rectangle dies from Gina Marie. After attaching that layer to my card I stamped the feather (Unity Stamp Co) on vellum with StaZon black ink and then embossed with clear EP and then fussy cut and added it on top of the Mint Macaroon layer on the left side. For the main layer I stamped the owls image (Unity Stamp Co) onto Copic X-Press It paper and colored with my copics markers and then die cut it using the Pierced Chain rectangle dies. I added some twine to the left of the image and then attached this layer to my card.  To finish I stamped the sentiment (Unity Stamp Co) onto white cardstock and then layered it onto SU Chocolate Chip and added it to the main layer on the lower right side. 

I had so much fun creating this card and I hope you have enjoyed it too!

And even more exciting news is that right now until Dec 25th you can save 20% on your entire order over at fireflycrafts.net with code MC20 and all orders over $49 ship free!

Below you can find the links to all products I used on my card 

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https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/feather-soft-love/


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