Happy International Coffee Day!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Hello everyone,

I am popping in to wish everyone a "Happy International Coffee Day" for all you coffee lovers out there.  I am sharing a cute card that was inspired by this card here.

I used the Impression Obsession stamp sets Cup of Sweet Succulents, the sentiment is from Pumpkin Cup and the cute little kitten is a single stamp called Pumpkin Kitty.  I called  the cup and the kitty with copics.  I used YR12, 14, 18 for the cup and the pumpkin, I colored the kitten with C3, 5, and 7.
The embossing folder is Cuttlebug Pumpkin Harvest.


Thank you for stopping by!

Entering this card:


Retro Rubber Challenge #72 - Travel On!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Hello everyone,

I am here with Retro Rubber and we have another exciting challenge for you, which is "Travel On", you need to use anything that is related to a mode of transportation.  Doesn't that sound like fun!!  To play along with the Retro Rubber Challenges you must use a stamp set that is at least a year old and tell us how old your stamp set is.

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Here is my take on the challenge.  The stamp set I am using was made by Kaisercraft called Just Landed which was released in June 2016.



Here is how I put my card together:

1.  A2 card - cut the white paper 4 7/8 x 3 1/2 and the black piece is 3 7/8 x 5,
2.  I stamped the buildings and the plane using my Misti on the paper with onyx black versafine ink, I then stamped the image again with versamark and heat embossed the image,
3.  Using a blending tool I added clouds using a MFT small cloud stencil using Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass distress ink,
4.  I stamped the sentiment on a separate paper with onyx black versafine ink and stamped the image again with versamark and heat embossed.  I used some Tim Holtz mustard seed distress ink, and  popped this up on the card using dimensionals.

Thanks again for stopping by, please don't forget to stop over at the Retro Rubber Challenge blog and join the fun and check out the beautiful projects the design team members have created. You have until October 6th to join in on the fun! 

Thankful - 2017 Fall COFFEE LOVER'S BLOG HOP

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hello everyone!

I'm here again sharing another coffee card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop .  Oh my, I love this stamp by Unity Stamps which is called "Fall to Go"!  When I saw it, I just had to have it.  I colored the image with copics, die cut it out with a rectangle die.  The sentiment that came with the stamp set says "Thankful, Grateful, Blessed", but I only used the Thankful sentiment.  If you have not had a chance to play along with the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, you really should.  It is so much fun and there are some very creative cards.


Thank you for stopping by and please come back again soon!

Joy Clair and Rinea

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair and back with Rinea foils.   If you missed my earlier post this month, we are featuring Rinea foils the whole month!  If you have not seen all the beautiful colors or know about Rinea foils, check out their bog to see the  beautiful creations you can do with their foils.  I am featuring one of the most recent new background stamps called Ugly Sweater Background Builder by Joy Clair.   I think this card I created today is adorable!  I cut the hat image from a free SVG or PDF file here

Are you ready for the Christmas holiday?  Have you started on making your Holiday cards?  Hop over to the Joy Clair blog and there is plenty of inspiration for you to get started.




Here is how I created my card:

1.  I cut the hat shape from a free SVG file from card stock by Claire Brennan which can be found here,
2.  I then used the Rinea violet foil and cut the rim and the ball of the hat from the free SVG file,
3.  I then used Versamark and stamped the different stamps from the Joy Clair Ugly Sweater Background Builder stamp set,
4.  I then used white embossing powder and heat set it on the hat,
5.  The rim, I embossed the Rinea violet foil with an embossing folder, I added this to the bottom of the hat and added the circle to the top of the hat with adhesive,
6.  I finished off the card by adding the "Merry Christmas" from one of the stamp sets from the Ugly Sweater Background Builder.

I really enjoyed making this card, I hope I have given you some inspiration to start your Holiday cards. 

If you have not had a chance to join the "anything goes" challenge, please take a minute and join.  Joy Clair will be giving away one $25 gift card to the Joy Clair Store, randomly selected to give everyone a chance to win.

Please follow Joy Clair's facebook pageColor by Faith Bible Journaling facebook page, Instagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have  a Pinterest page and Youtube channel for your inspiration!




You Had Me at Coffee!

Monday, September 18, 2017


Hello everyone!


I am back with another coffee card for the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!  I love making coffee cards, they are so much fun and a coffee cup looks so nice on a card.  Not to mention, I love drinking a nice cup of coffee in the mornings. 

I am using the newest release sets by Joy Clair, who is a Super Sponsor for the Coffee Hop, called Christmas Coffee and the sentiment is from Coffee Quotes.  Both of these sets are so versatile!  The Christmas set has images for Christmas or you can just use it for everyday!  Not to mention the Coffee Quotes, you can use these sentiments alone or add them to a coffee cup as I did.  I used my scan and cut to cut the coffee cup out, and colored it with copics.  I added the sentiment to the embossed part of my card with foam tape.  Very simple and clean card!  Oh I forgot to mention, if you love these sets that I am showing you today, they are both on sale!  All coffee related stamps on Joy Clair are on sale until Friday.  So hop on over to the store and  get the stamps you love!





If you love the Joy Clair stamps you can follow them on  facebook page, Color by Faith Bible Journaling facebook page, Instagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have a Pinterest page and Youtube channel for your inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by, please leave me a comment if you like my card, I love reading them. If you are not a follower, please follow my blog to stay up to date on what's going on.


Entered my card in the following challenge:



A Blog Named Hero - One Layer Challenge

Monday, September 18, 2017

Hello everyone!

It's Donna here and I am here with A Blog Named Hero and all month long we have been collaborating with CAS-ual Friday Stamps . Have you had a chance to play along with our one layer challenge yet? If not, please hop over to A Blog Named Hero and play along. You can post your project here. Be sure to stop over at "A Blog Named Hero" to see all the wonderful creations made by the design team.

My one layer card I am using the CAS-ual Friday stamp set called "Loving Thoughts", I love the bold words and flowers that are in the stamp set. I stamped the florals in different Hero Arts soft inks. I added the sentiment from the Hero Arts rubber stamp "Thoughtful. I finished off my card by adding some nuvo glitter drops and some twine from my stash.


Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing my card. Thank you  CAS-ual Friday Stamps for collaborating with A Blog Named Hero! I really enjoyed working with your products!

Please help support A Blog Named Hero by shopping through our links. These are affiliate links, at no additional cost to you. We appreciate your support.

Simon Says Stamp
Ellen Hutson
Hero Arts



2017 COFFEE LOVER'S FALL BLOG HOP - Pumpkin Spice

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hello everyone,

I am popping in to play along with the 2017 Coffee Lover's Fall blog hop.  If you have not had a chance to play along, please stop by their blog and join the fun.  There are several gifts to be won!
2017 fall hop
Here is my second card that I have made for the hop.  I am using the Lawn Fawn Pumpkin Spice stamp set and the pumpkin is from the Lawn Fawn So Thankful set.  I did a little masking and colored the images with copics.



Thanks for stopping by!  Please come back again soon.


Gina K Designs Stitched Leaves Mini Inspiration Blog Hop - Back in Stock TODAY!

Friday, September 15, 2017


Hello everyone!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new Gina K Designs Stitched Leaves mini kit which will be back in stock TODAY! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!  These stamp sets are so fun, versatile and you can make a variety of different cards and projects with or without dies! You will be creating with this stamp set and dies all fall long! Have fun and be creative!

You will have so much fun creating with these images and sentiments. Here is everything that comes in the kit:



Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:

My card is an A2 card, the base of the card is GKD Tomato Soup card stock,  I added GKD Charcoal Brown, Fresh Asparagus, Tomato Soup and Honey Mustard inks with a blending tool on the right side of my card, I used the same colors on a piece of GKD White Heavy Base Weight paper stamped some leaves with versamark and heat embossed the leaves with GKD Gold embossing powder, I die cut the leaves with the GKD Stitched Leaves Die Cuts, I adhered the leaves with foam tape, stamped the "friend" with GKD Black Onyx, and stamped the sentiment on GKD layering white paper and cut it out and adhered it to my card with foam tape.




Closer look at my card.

My second card, is also an A2 card, I used the GKD Fresh Asparagus card stock as my base.  I used the Honey Mustard as my layer and embossed it with Darice Foliage embossing folder, I used the same paper that I inked up for the card above and stamped it with GKD Charcoal Brown ink and then stamped it with versamark ink and heat embossed the leaf with GKD clear embossing powder and then die cut it from the GKD Stitched Leaves Die Cuts .  I die cut the "thankful" out and used some glossy accent to it to give the word some definition.  To finish the card off I added some enamel dots.


Closer look at the leaf.

My last card is a CAS card, I stamped the leaf with  GKD Charcoal Brown, Fresh Asparagus, Tomato Soup and Honey Mustard inks, I cleaned the leaf off and added some versamark ink and heat embossed the leaf with GKD clear embossing powder, I stamped the "friend" with GKD Tomato, die cut it out with the friend die from the kit, stamped the sentiment and die cut it out and added it to my card with foam tape.  I finished the card off by adding some spatter with the Fresh Asparagus.



Did you miss the Release Party a couple of weeks ago?  Here is another card I showed.


I used the GKD Tomato Soup card stock on my card.  I embossed the layer and added it to the base.  I due cut a piece of GKD White layering card stock and stamped the leaf with GKD Warm Cocoa and GKD Charcoal Brown.  I used the "thankful" die cut and die cut some black foam and added it to the word to give it some dimension.  I added the sentiment with GKD Charcoal Brown.  



Closer look at the dimension of the word Thankful.


Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Theresa Momber

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out the entire stamp and die set as well as all of the new stamp sets by the illustrators from this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Thank you for stopping by!

Joy Clair with Coffee Lover's Fall Blog Hop

Friday, September 15, 2017



Hello everyone,

I am here with Joy Clair playing along with the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Joy Clair is a Super Sponsor and you have a chance to win a gift card to spend at the Joy Clair's store. The Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is from September 15-22, 2017.


Please stop over to the blog and see the wonderful projects the design team has created. You may also want to stop over at the Joy Clair store, Joy Clair has several "Everyday" stamp sets, bible journaling line called "Color by Faith" and custom stamps. Who knows you may be a lucky winner and you will already know what you want, because you've been making your list, while browsing the store!   While the blog hop is going on, Joy Clair is offering 25% off the stamp sets shown below!!! You can find all the stamps that you can use your code for HERE!! Use the coupon code: MMMCOFFEE


Also, if you want a chance to win even more prizes, Joy Clair is giving away 2 extra $25 Gift Cards to the Joy Clair Shop.  These prizes are separate to their Super Sponsor prize on the blog hop itself!! All you have to do is leave a comment on each Joy Clair Stamps DT’s blog post!! It’s that simple!!



I am using the newly released Everyday Joy Clair sets called "Fly Away with Me" and Joy Clair "Christmas Coffee".  Both of these sets are wonderful and you can create so many different projects with them. 


Please follow Joy Clair's facebook page, Color by Faith Bible Journaling facebook page, Instagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have a Pinterest page and Youtube channel for your inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by, please leave me a comment if you like my card, I love reading them. If you are not a follower, please follow my blog to stay up to date on what's going on.



Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #71

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am here again with another fabulous Challenge with Retro Rubber and it's one of my favorites "Anything Goes"!  I hope you will join in on the fun.  The rules to play along with Retro Rubber are very simple, make sure the stamp you use on your project is at least one year or older.   For more details on the rules, you can find them over on Retro Rubber Challenge blog.  Be sure to stop over on the Retro Rubber Challenge blog to get more inspiration, the design team has some wonderful creations!


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Here is my card for your inspiration!  The set I am using is from Stampin Up called "Weather Together" released in June of 2016.


I started off with an A2 card, the black layer measures 4 x 5 1/2 and the white layer is 3 7/8 x 5.  I then stamped the umbrella and die cut the umbrella from the Umbrella Weathered Framelet dies.  I then stamped on a piece of paper the sentiment and die cut it.  I stamped the hearts on the card and then added the handle to the card and popped the top of the umbrella up with some dimensional.  I added a piece of design paper and added the sentiment to my card.  I finished it off by adding some rhinestones. 

Thanks again for stopping by, please don't forget to stop over at the Retro Rubber Challenge blog and join the fun and check out the beautiful projects the design team members have created. You have until September 22th to join in on the fun!

Gina K Designs Celebrates STAMPtember® with Simon Says!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


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Hello everyone!

I am here with Gina K Designs and Simon Says Stamp celebrating STAMPtember®! Simon Says Stamp has collaborated with Gina K with an exclusive stamp set designed by Gina K called "Warmer With You".  This set is only available this month or while supplies last, so don't wait, head on over to Simon Says Stamps and get this set, there are so many possibilities!!!!  For more inspiration, please stop by Simon Says Stamps to see what the design team has created.
My card is an A2 card, I used distress inks to create the background, I die cut the layer with My Favorite Things Blueprint 13.  I then added some distress spray stain picket fence, after the distress spray dried, I stamped the birch tree from the "Warmer With You" stamp set with versamark ink and used Gina K Designs Fine Detail White embossing powder and heat set it.  I die cut the snow drifts from My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts.  I die cut the snow men from the "Warmer With You" stamp set and colored them with copics (R27, 46, 59, YG03, 17,  67, and B34) .  I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to the eyes and the button on the snowmen.  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set and die cut it with Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Circle.  I used foam tape to pop the snowmen and the sentiment up on my card.


Thank you so much for stopping by!  Are you ready for more awesome creations and inspiration with this stamp set? Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew: 

Gina K
Beth Silaika 
Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE
TheresaMomber









Gina K Designs –Inspiration Blog Hop – Day 2

Wednesday, September 6, 2017




Hello everyone!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team from Gina K. Designs! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today we are featuring the stamp sets by Beth Silaika, Claire Brennan and the new incentive stamp set called Nurturing Blooms.

These stamp sets are so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative! 



Todd Turtle Stamp Set - Illustrated by Beth Silaika



Perfect Poinsettia - Illustrated by Claire Brennan





 Nurturing Blooms - Incentive set





 Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop: 

These sets illustrated by Beth and Claire were so much fun to play with.  My first card is an A2 card, I cut a piece of GKD White Layering cardstock, and sprayed it with Firework sprays to created the background.  I then die cut the wavy panel and adhered it to my card.  I stamped the turtles with Memento Black ink and fuzzy cut the turtles from the Todd Turtle illustrated by Beth.  I colored them with copics and added some glossy accents to the shell of the turtle.  I stamped the sentiment with versamark and added GKD Fine Detail White embossing powder and heat set it.  I added foam tape and added it to my card.  I added foam tape to the turtles and popped them on the card.  I finished off my card by adding some dew drops.


Here is a closer look.....



My next card is also from the Todd Turtle Stamp Set.  The card is an A2 card, I die cut a white panel with GKD Pure Luxury White Layering card stock and water colored some GKD Ocean Mist ink for my background.  I stamped the starfish, fuzzy cut them out, and colored them with copics.   I added some glossy accent to the spots on the starfish for more dimension.  I stamped the sentiment with versamark and added GKD Fine Detail White embossing powder and heat set it.  I added this to my card.  I finished the card off by adding some clear enamel dots.


Here is a closer look.....


My next card is Perfect Poinsettia illustrated by Claire Brennan.  This is an amazing set, there are so many possibilities!  This card is an A2 card too, I cut the white panel out with a Spellbinder die to get the fancy bottom.  I used GKD Pure Luxury heavy white card stock and stamped the poinsettia image twice with gold embossing powder.  I used GKD Red Velvet and a water brush to color the two poinsettia's. I fuzzy cut both of the flowers, one of the flowers I cut the small petals out and used foam tape to pop them on the top flower.  I then added foam tape to the bottom flower and added it to the top flower.  I also stamped the leaves with GKD Gold embossing powder and water colored them with GKD Fresh Asparagus Ink.  I added the three leaves to the flower with adhesive.  I used foam tape to add the flower to the card.  I finished the flower off by adding some pearls.  I finished the card off by adding the sentiment with GKD Onyx Black Ink and added some pearls.


Closer look at the card......

My last card is a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 square card.  I am using the incentive stamp set called "Nurturing Blooms", this is a nice set if you want to stamp a quick card.  I used the GKD Small & Large Square Foil-Mates Die Sets to create the layers.  I used GKD Fresh Asparagus ink to stamp the images (I stamped off, so I would get a light color).  I added the sentiment and finished my card off by adding some sequins.  This set is free with an order of $75.00 or more.  

If you missed the release party last week here are the cards I showed.


Todd Turtle Stamp Set - Illustrated by Beth Silaika



Perfect Poinsettia - Illustrated by Claire Brennan


 Nurturing Blooms - Incentive set


Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com. Thank you for stopping by!

A Blog Named Hero with CAS-ual Friday Stamps

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Hello everyone,


It's Donna here and I am with A Blog Named Hero and we have a new challenge for this month.  The challenge is "one layer".  I hope you will join in on the fun.  You can post your project here.  This month we are collaborating with CAS-ual Friday Stamps.  Be sure to stop over at "A Blog Named Hero" and see all the wonderful creations made by the design team.




Here is my take on the challenge:


Here is how I put my card together:

1.  I started with an A2 card, 4 1/4 x 5 1/5
2.  I used Hero Arts Floral Fiigree stencil and used Hero Arts Caramel to ink the background of the card, I was trying to get an ombre look, going from dark to light, starting from the bottom,
3.  I used the CAS-ual Friday stamp set Modern Petals and stamped a couple of the borders from the set at the bottom using Versafine Onyx Black Ink,
4.  I stamped the pineapples using the Hero Arts Color Layering Pineapple stamp set the inks I used were Hero Arts Butter Bar, Caramel,  Green Apple and Forever Green,
5.  I added a small panel on the right side of the card to give the pineapples some dimension.  I used the CAS-ual Friday stamp set Modern Petals and added a few borders from the stamp set,
6.  I added the sentiment,
7.  Popped the pineapples on the panel and then adhered the panel to the card using popped dots,
8.  I finished the card by adding some black enamel dots.

I hope I have inspired you in some way to get those embossing materials out and have fun! Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon.

Please help support A Blog Named Hero by shopping through our links. These are affiliate links, at no additional cost to you. We appreciate your support.

Simon Says Stamp
Ellen Hutson
Hero Arts



Joy Clair Color by Faith

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair and we are featuring Rinea foils the whole month of September.  If you have not seen all the beautiful colors or know about Rinea foils, please stop their blog and see all the beautiful creations you can do with their foils.  I am featuring two of the most recent stamp sets in the "Color by Faith" line, the first card I used the "Little Monsters"and the second one is "Salt and the Light".  These sets are perfect for the Bible Journalers out there.  Doesn't the monster set look fun!

Here is how I created the "Little Monsters Card:

1.  Card is an A2 card, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, the next layer (orange) is 3 7/8 x 5 1/4 and the top design paper is 3 1/2 x 5.
2.  I die cut the purple cardstock, and cut an oval stitched die using the Rinea Violet foil, I then cut another oval stitched die and added my sentiment from the Joy Clair Little Monsters set,
3.  I stamped and cut the images out using my Scan and Cut.  I colored the monsters with copics, added the googly eyes and added them to my card using dimensionals.


closer look at the little monsters


My next card I am using the stamp set "Salt and the Light". 

1.  my card is a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4, the gold Rinea foil measure 4 x 4,
2.  I embossed the foil with an embossing folder,
3.  I then adhered it to my card,
4.  I colored the images with copics and adhered them to my card.


If you have not had a chance to join the "anything goes" challenge, please take a minute and join.  Joy Clair will be giving away one $25 gift card to the Joy Clair Store, randomly selected to give everyone a chance to win.

Please follow Joy Clair's facebook pageColor by Faith Bible Journaling facebook page, Instagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have  a Pinterest page and Youtube channel for your inspiration!




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