Retro Rubber Challenge #74 - Sketch Challenge

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Hello everyone!

I am here with Retro Rubber and we have a fun sketch for you to try!  I hope you will join the fun with the team!    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 take on the sketch.  I am using a sentiment from Gina K Design mini stamp set called "Massive Messages" and it was released June 2016.


My card is a CAS card....I cut a piece of design paper and adhered it to my card.  Using my paper cutter I cut the long triangles out and adhered them to my card.  I added the sentiment and finished off the card with some enamel dots.  Simple but fun!

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 November 3rd to join in on the fun!

Gina K Designs Merry & Bright StampTV Kit Inspiration!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Hello everyone!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new Gina K Designs Merry & Bright StampTV Kit.   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!  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:

Merry & Bright StampTV 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:



GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Seasonal Sentiments

Ink: GKD Black Onyx, Red Velvet and Green Grass
GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock: White and Red Velvet 
Tools: Misti and Big Shot
Other:  Large and Small Rectangle Foil-Mates Die Sets and 
Seasonal Sentiments die set




GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Seasonal Sentiments
Tools: Misti and Big Shot
Other:  Fabulous Label Die Set, sequins and 
Word die from the Seasonal Sentiments die set



GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Seasonal Sentiments and Merry and Bright
Ink: GKD Black Onyx, Red Velvet and Grass Green
GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock: White and Black
Tools: Misti and Big Shot
Other:   Seasonal Sentiments die set and Word die
Clear Droplets, stickles

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


GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Seasonal Sentiments
Ink: GKD Black Onyx, Red Velvet, Green Grass, Charcoal Brown
GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock: White, Red Velvet and Green Grass
Tools: Misti
Other: stickles


GKD Supplies Used:

Stamps: Merry & Bright Stamp TV Kit

Ink: GKD Black Onyx, Ocean Mist, In the Navy
GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock: White and Black
Tools: Misti

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have been inspired!  For more inspiration, below is the blog hop list, please stop by and leave a comment for your chance to win a $50 gift card to the Gina K Store.  



Back with Joy Clair

Friday, October 20, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am back again with Joy Clair!  I am showcasing today the Color by Faith - Bible Journaling collection "Faith Quotes".  This set has some amazing quotes that are perfect for bible journaling, but also for making a quick card.  My card is an A2 card, I die cut the top layer with a Rectangle Stitched die, I then used a few Circle Stitched die and cut them out randomly.  I then die cut some stitched circles from the Rinea paper foil and added them to the die cut circles on the card.  I stamped the sentiment from the Joy Clair Faith Quotes stamp set and die cut it out with a stitched circle and used foam tape to pop it up on my card. 
Faith_Quotes_IMAGE with watermark



My next card, I had so much fun creating!  The stamp set is another release from last month from Joy Clair called  "Out of this World".  It is a box card die that I used from Lawn Fawn.  I die cut three of the pieces and put the box together.  I used a sheet of paper measuring 5x8 and distressed the paper using Tim Holtz distressing inks.  I splattered some water, white and black distress paint and Sheer Shimmer Sparkle onto the distressed piece of paper so that it could look like the galaxy.  I then used the dies from the box card and die cut the sides out of the paper I distressed and adhered them to the box.  The top of the box where the scallops are, I made a interactive piece so Saturn can move around the card.  I colored all the elements using copics from the Joy Clair "Out of this World".  I used clear acetate to place the elements in the box card. 

Out of this World WM


Closer look at the box card.


Here I wanted you to see the bottom of the box card.


I hope I have given you some inspiration.  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 




Jump Start the Holidays with Hero Arts

Friday, October 20, 2017

Hello everyone!

Today we are hopping to celebrate all things fall and winter - and to rev up your holiday card making motors! We are also joining Lea Lawson during her month-long Crafty Comeback Party. Lea is an amazing designer, and we are thrilled to support her! Tune into her blog every day this month - she began the party on October 7, and there have been many beautiful cards and fabulous giveaways along the way!  I am so excited because A Blog Named Hero has been invited to join this hop with lots of Inspiration, so please stop over at A Blog Named Hero's blog to see what the fabulously talented design team has created for your inspiration!

What's a hop without a prize!  You will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate, randomly chosen from all of the comments left at every stop along the blog hop. To enter, leave a comment on any of the blogs by Friday, November 10 at 11:59pst, and the winner will be announced on Lea Lawson's blog the on Sunday, November 12.

Now onto my card: 

I am using the Hero Arts Winter Scene stamp and die set.  I stamped the jar then stamped the images inside the jar from the same set.  I then stamped the jar again on some silver card stock and fuzzy cut the lid and used foam tap to add it to the jar to give it dimension.  The background I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder Snowflake Speckles, then used foam tape to add the jar in the center of the card.  I then stamped the sentiment from the stamp set Snowflakes by Lia.  I finished the card off by adding some Hero Arts Champagne sequin Mix.





Thank you so much for stopping by, enjoy the hop and enjoy the creations the other design team members have created!  And don't forget you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate, randomly chosen from all of the comments left!

The Hero Arts Blog
Lea Lawson
Ilina Crouse
Jana Millen
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Lisa Stein
Coralynn Murray
Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE
Emily Midgett
Kelly Szafron
Kimberly Rendino
Melissa Chipperfield
Michelle Lupton
Swapna Patil
Tracy Freeman
Libby Hickson

GINA K DESIGNS –INSPIRATION BLOG HOP – DAY 2

Tuesday, October 17, 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 new stamp sets by Beth Silaika and Chris Dayton and the new incentive stamp set.

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!

Noelle Mouse- CLEAR

Purrfect Christmas-  CLEAR

INCENTIVE SET - Free with a $75.00 order


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:


GKD Supplies Used:
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White, Turquoise Sea 
and Black
Tools: Misti
Other: black enamel dots, variety of Nuvo Drops, 
Large and Small Rectangle Foil-Mates Die Sets


GKD Supplies Used:
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White, Red Velvet 
and Black
Tools: Misti
Other: enamel dots, copics
Large and Small Circle Foil-Mates Die Sets



GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Incentive Set - Scripty Holiday (free with a $75 order)
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White, Red Velvet 
and Black
Tools: Misti

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


GKD Supplies Used:
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock 
Other:  variety of enamel dots, Black Nuvo Drops, 
copics



GKD Supplies Used:
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White and Black
Tools: Misti
Other:  copics



GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Incentive Set - Scripty Holiday (free with a $75 order)
Snowflakes from Peaceful Holidays - Illustrator Theresa Momber
GKD Embossing Powder - Detailed White
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock -  Red Velvet and Black
Tools: Misti
Other:  Rhinestones

I hope I have inspired you and you are ready to create some Christmas cards or gifts for the holiday!  You want some more inspiration, hop on over to Gina and the Cast and Crew and see what they have created.  



Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again next week for some more inspiration!


GINA K DESIGNS –INSPIRATION BLOG HOP – DAY 1

Monday, October 16, 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 Melanie Muenchinger and Theresa Momber.

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!

Fabulous Holiday Labels - Illustrator Melanie Muenchinger


Fabulous Holiday Labels Stamp Set-  CLEAR



Peaceful Holidays- CLEAR


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:


GKD Supplies Used:
Ink: GKD Black Onyx and Red Velvet
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White and Black
Tools:  Fabulous Label Die Set, GKD Gingham 3/8" Fancy Ribbon Black and White, 
Misti




GKD Supplies Used:
Ink: GKD Black Onyx, Charcoal Brown and Turquoise Sea
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White and Black
Tools: Misti

Did you miss the Release Party last week?  Here are the cards I showed.


GKD Supplies Used:
Ink: GKD Black Onyx and Turquoise Sea
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White, Turquoise Sea 
and Charcoal Brown
Tools:  Fabulous Label Die Set, Misti and Minc


GKD Supplies Used:
Ink: GKD Fine Detail Embossing Powder- Silver
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White and Metallic Silver Card Stock
Tools: Misti

I hope I have inspired you and you are ready to create some Christmas cards or gifts for the holiday!  You want some more inspiration, hop on over to Gina and the Cast and Crew and see what they have created.  


Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Please come back tomorrow for some more inspiration.

A Blog Named Hero and Lawn Fawn Critters

Monday, October 16, 2017



Hello everyone!

I am back again with A Blog Named Hero and Lawn Fawn!  I love making Halloween and Fall cards, so I am sharing a Halloween card with you today.  If you have not had a chance to join in on the challenge this month, please do....it's all about Critters.

I am using the Lawn Fawn dies and stamps trick or treat border, happy howloween, Spooktacuar, stitched hillside backdrop: portrait, and perfectly plaid chill petite paper pack.  The sentiment at the bottom is  Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday.

My card is an A2 card, I die cut the hillside backdrop with black card stock, I die cut the fence with white card stock and added it to the background and used the perfectly plaid paper pad paper for the background.  I colored all the images with copics and die cut them and added them to the card.  I finished the card off by adding the trick or treat border.


Closer look at the card:

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing my card. Thank you  Lawn Fawn 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





Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #73 - Halloween

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hello everyone!

Welcome to another wonderful challenge with Retro Rubber!  The challenge for the next couple of weeks is "Make a Halloween Card".  I love making autumn cards, I love the rich colors of orange, brown, green and purple.  I hope you will play along with us!  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 adorable pumpkins are made by Joy Clair, called Trick or Treat.  The set was  released sometime in October 2015.  This set is adorable it has many elements in the set that you can add to the pumpkins.


Here is how I created my card:

1.  A2 card, 4 1/14 x 5 1/2, the orange layer is 4 x 5 1/4, the white layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8,
2.  I stamped the pumpkin images from the Joy Clair stamp set called Trick or Treat, I masked the images so they could be in a group,
3.  I colored the pumpkins with copics - Y17, Y38 and YR68, the stem is YG67,
4.  I stamped the images on the pumpkins with onyx black versafine ink pad,
5.  I die cut the  "Happy Halloween", I cut it out with black cardstock, but before I did that I added some 1/2 inch score tape to the back of the paper so when I die cut the words it would be ready to stick down on my card.  The words are so thin it would have been hard to add any adhesive to it,
6.  I added some black splatter to the card,
7.  I finished the card off by adding some orange enamel dots.

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 20th to join in on the fun!



Joy Clair Inspiration

Monday, October 9, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair showcasing a couple of the new releases from last month.  My first card is from the set called Noah's Ark which is from the Color by Faith - Bible Journaling collection.  I made a clean and simple card since I do not journal.  This stamps are so versatile, please stop by Joy Clair's blog to get some more inspiration from the design team.  I started out with an A2 card, I die cut the white layer with a rectangle stitched die and then cut out the black layer.  I am using the technique when you stamp off and then stamp the image, I then added the sentiment on top with Versafine Onyx Black ink. 

NOAHS_ARK_image with watermark


My second card is from the Everyday Collection which was also released last month called "Fall Leaves".  I love this set, there are a variety of leaves in different sizes and shapes.  The leaves come with the vein if you want to use it also.  On my card, I am doing a watercolor technique.  I used three or four inks and shushed them into my craft mat and sprayed it with water.  I then took my stamp and stamped it into the water solution and stamped my paper.  I like the way it came out....how about you?  I decided to use a few layers on this card.  I die cut the white sheet with a rectangle stitched die, and then added some twine.  I cut the next layers and adhered them to my card. 




I hope I have given you some inspiration.  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!




World Card Making Day with Joy Clair!

Saturday, October 7, 2017



Hello everyone!

I hope you have been enjoying all the World Card Making Day festivities! I hope you have been able to join a challenge or make a card to celebrate today!  To celebrate World Card Making Day Joy Clair will be offering 20% off your entire order October 7th and 8th.  The coupon code is JCWCMD2017.  So please hop over to the store and get all the stamps you have been wanting.  Also Joy Clair will be having challenges and surprises all day long!  So be sure to check back to see what they are.

All day Joy Clair will be sharing a card of inspiration.  My card for today was to make a card for a friend!  My card is for a dear friend Avis that I have known for almost 30 years.  She is a wonderful christian friend and is always there when I need her.  I know I can call her and she would be right there for me.  My card is perfect for  her, because I know she will always be sweet on the inside.  

Here is my card I made with Avis in mind!



I started off with an A2 card.  I used some flowery design paper I had in my stash and added it to my card.  I die cut a panel and added it to my card.  I die cut two circles and stamped the sentiment on the white cardstock.  I stamped the pineapples from the Joy Clair Color By Faith set called Be a Flamingo.  I colored them with copics and used foam tape to pop them up on the white circle cardstock.  To finish off my card I added some black dots from Nuvo Black Drops.


Here is a closer look of the pineapples.

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, enjoy WCMD and good luck on winning a surprise.

Joy Clair - Happy World Card Making Day!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Happy World Card Making Day!

I hope you have all have had a wonderful card making day!  There are so many fun things going on today in cyberspace.  I hope you have had a chance to play along with the challenges, or just take advantage of the great sales that are going on all day today.  Speaking of sales, Joy Clair has a sale going on all day today, take 15% off your total order.  The code is below.

I hope you can stop by each design team members blog to see what they have created.  The links are below.  Joy Clair is  giving away three Stamp sets from Joy Clair Store! Just leave a comment on every blog below for a chance to win!

Here is my card I am sharing today.  My card is a collaboration from the Joy Clair design team.  We were all to create a nice background on a 3x3 square.  We were to cut the 3x3 square into 9 one inch squares and mail each design team member a square.  I meant to take a picture of all the squares before I made my card, but totally forgot, but I think you can see them pretty well on my card.  My card is an A2 card.  I cut a square a little larger than the one inch squares and backed each one of the squares with the brown cardstock.  I then created a circle like embellishment out of the squares.  To make my background I stamped a couple of the leaves from the Joy Clair Fall Leaves stamp set.  I then added a 3/4 inch stripe to the card.  I used foam tape to add the square embellishment to the card.  I added the sentiment from the Joy Clair Everyday Sentiments stamp set.



Here is a closer look at the squares in the circle. 



Here is the list to start the blog hop to be able to win a stamp set from the Joy Clair store.  Just leave a message on each team members blog!

>>>HOP ALONG FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES<<<

We're giving away three Stamp sets from Joy Clair Store! Just leave a comment on every blog above for a chance to win!

WCMD 2017
Comments close at 23:59 EST on 7th October 2017.


Don't forget that we have a lot more going on throughout today on Joy Clair blog too! We hope to see you back here for the rest of the events - there will be lots of opportunities to be inspired and to get crafty with us!
Happy hopping!
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