Celebrating Mardi Gras with Joy Clair!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair and we are celebrating Mardi Gras! I am using the stamp set called Mardi Gras.  This is one of my favorite stamp sets of Joy Clair Stamps!  Be sure to stop over on Joy Clair Blog to see all the Mardi Gras inspired cards!
Here is my card:

 
Here is how I put my card together:


I started out with an A2 card and cut out a piece of cardstock 4 x 5 1/4 and embossed it with an embossing folder. 

I used my Silhouette to cut the SVG file for my masks that I wanted to use on my card.  Did you know with every stamp set you purchase from Joy Clair you get the SVG file free?  I then used my Misti and trimmed down the piece of paper that was cut with my Silhouette, I took a piece of post-it note and laid the cut file on top.  I centered the stamp over the negative cut and stamped it.  If the stamp was not centered you can always move the paper around.



Once I got the stamp where I wanted it, I stamped the image. 




I placed the positive cut into the negative template, and re-stamped the stamped image.  Whalla, I have a perfect stamped image!  You can repeat stamping as many of these images as you want.  I like to have a few on hand just incase I wanted to use them on another project.  You can also keep the negative piece of paper if you want.



For more inspiration make sure to follow Joy Clair on their social media platforms: Joy Clair blog, facebook page, Joy Clair Stamp Projects, Color By Faith Facebook Group, Instagram and Twitter, Pinterest and Youtube channel to be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways!

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

Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #80

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Hello everyone!

I am here with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog and we have a new challenge, which is use circles on your card!  Who doesn't love circles?  I know I do, so I pulled out one of my oldies but goodies stamp set by My Favorite Things called "Party Patterns" which was released sometime in 2014.  The sentiment is also by My Favorite Things called "Written in Watercolor" which was released in June of 2015.

If you have not joined our challenges before, the rules are very simple, just use a stamp older than a year and you must include the age (or approximate age) of the stamp in your blog post.


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Are you ready to play along?  Be sure to stop over on the Retro Rubber Challenge blog to get more inspiration, the design team has some wonderful creations!  Thank you for stopping by, you have until February 23rd to join the fun!

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Joy Clair - Color by Faith

Monday, February 12, 2018

Hello everyone,

I'm here with Joy Clair sharing a couple of cards from the Color by Faith line.  The first one is Chair Breaker and my second card is Washed by the Blood.  If you are a bible journaler you have to browse around the Joy Clair blog and see what the design team has created with these sets!  

Here is how I put the card together:

1. I started with an A2 card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2),
2. The black layer is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, and the white card stock is 4 x 5 1/4,
3. I stamped the chains from the Joy Clair Stamp set "Chain Breaker"with
4. I used some silver embossing powder and heat set it with a heating tool,
5. I colored the chains with Spectrum Noir metallic colored pencils and 
used gamsol to get a smooth look,
6. To finish the card off, I added the sentiments from the the Joy Clair Stamp set "Chain Breaker"
using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.


Closer look of the card


Here is my second card which is from the Joy Clair stamp set "Washed by the Blood".  I think this is a very versatle set!  You can go all kinds of directions, I chose to use the Joy Clair stamp set "Oh Baby" with this set too.  

Here is how I put my card together:

1. I started with an A2 card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2),
2. I die cut the back panel and adhered it to my card,
3. I stamped the images from the stamp set "Washed by the Blood" and
colored them with copics.  I also stamped the baby with the umbrella from the stamp set "Oh Baby"

and fuzzy cut him out and colored him with copics, 
4. I used foam tap and popped the images on my card,
5. I then stamped the image with Black Memento ink and die cut it out and adhered it to my card.


Closer look of the card


I hope you will play along with the Joy Clair Challenge this month. The theme is always anything goes and our Design Team uses a photo inspiration to create their project that you can use too. If you would like to join the challenge, you can find all the details here.  Two lucky winners will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store.

For more inspiration make sure to follow Joy Clair on their social media platforms: Joy Clair blog, facebook page, Joy Clair Stamp Projects, Color By Faith Facebook Group, Instagram and Twitter, Pinterest and Youtube channel to be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways!

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

Gina K. Designs - Furry Friends Blog Hop

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the Gina K.'s  Design Team Furry Friends blog hop featuring the newly released stamp sets illustrated by her daughter Alicia!  They are the cutest stamp sets, the dog set is called Playful Pups and the cat set is called Frisky Felines!  Please hop along with the design team (the list is below), there is a $50.00 gift certificate up for grabs!  To see who won, check the Big News Forum over at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Playful Pups

Bundle Stamps and Dies- Playful Pups


I couldn't decide which puppy I wanted to use because I think they are all so cute, but I decided on this one.  I decided to use the heart cut out which I thought went perfect with the sentiment!  I cut a circle with the Gina K. Designs Circle single stitched die and adhered it into the frame of the heart.  I colored the puppy with copics, die cut him out and popped him up in the center of the circle.  I added the sentiment and finished the card off with some sequins.

Frisky Felines

Bundle Stamps and Dies- Frisky Felines


Isn't this kitty the cutest, he looks like he has been into something he was not suppose to.  I stamped the base of my card with Gina K. Designs Kraft ink, I added the two layers, colored the kitty and yarn with copics, added my sentiment and added some Gina K. Designs Crystalline Drops on my card. 

And lastly here is my playful pup, he is our family dog and he is about 7 years old!  He is a friendly dog and loves to be with family.  If I had to tell you one thing about him, is he NEVER goes to bed without his treat, he will come and nudge you and tell you "I'm ready to go to bed and I need my treat".  


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.  Don't forget there is a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Gina K. Store....Good Luck!

Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE!
Lisa Hetrick

I've listed the products I used for both cards below.  Click on the link to go directly to the product.  Where available I've used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

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Share the Love with Foil-Mates Blog Hop

Thursday, February 1, 2018




Hello everyone!

I am here with Gina K. Designs featuring the newly released "Share the Love" Foil-Mates™ and the new Bubblegum Fancy Foil that has been added to the Foil-Mates-™ Thermoweb Collection.  I love the Foil-Mates™ Collection, if you have not tried them, you really should! With the new Foil-Mates™ release, I am feeling the love!

Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6" x 8" • Bubblegum Pink

Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds • Blooming Hearts
Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds • Love and Kisses

Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Sentiments • Lovely Tags

Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Sentiments • Sweet Expressions

Now onto the hop, enjoy the gorgeous inspiration from the design team, comment on each blog for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Gina K. Designs store (list is below). To see who won, check the Big News Forum over at StampTV a few days after the hop.

My card has lots of layers, I foiled this card with Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6" x 8" Bubblegum Pink, the Foil-Mates I used are Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds - Love and Kisses and
Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Sentiments - Lovely Tags.


Here is a closer look of the card.


I thought these new Foil-Mates™ would look great on gifts for a teacher, school-mate or anyone that you wanted to give a Valentine gift to.  I got this idea by looking at Pinterest.  Did you know Gina K. has Acetate Card Boxes in the Gina K. Designs Store?  They come in a pack of 10 for just $6.00 (the link is below).  

Here is how I made the candy boxes:  I took one acetate box and cut it in half (cut at 3", one side my be a little smaller than one side, but it is not noticeable) with my paper cutter.  I foiled the papers I wanted to use and cut it at 4 1/2 x 5 1/2, on the 5 1/2 inch side, scored it at 3" and 4".  I bought some Ghiradelli Chocolates and covered them with my scraps of foil.  


Here is a side view, when you insert the foiled paper, tuck it into the acetate box flap on the bottom no adhesive is necessary to attach it anywhere! 


 I used magnets to keep the flap closed, but you could use Velcro or just put a glue dot to keep it closed.



Closer pick....don't you love the foiling - this is foiled with the Bubblegum.


Closer look - this is foiled with the  Red Velvet.




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 on each blog for your chance to win a $50 gift card to the Gina K. Store.  

Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE!

Entered my card in the following challenge:
Simon Says: Anything Goes


I'm listing the products I used for this card.  Click on the link to go directly to the product.  Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you so much for your support.



Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #79 - Love, Love, Love

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hello everyone!

I'm here with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog today and we have a new inspirational challenge.  Here is the picture below.

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And here is my take on the inspirational photo, it's all about "LOVE", and I have added some foiling and sparkle to my card!  I hope I have inspired you and you will play along with us.



Here is a closer look at my card, I added some clear Wink of Stella to give the word "love" sparkle.


Are you ready to play along? 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!

Thank you for stopping by, you have until February 9th to join the fun!


Entering into the following challenge:
Simon Says:  Layer it Up


Supplies Used:

Gina K. Designs - MMC12018

Sunday, January 28, 2018

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Hello everyone,

I am stopping by to play along with this months "Monthly Mix Challenge" over at StampTV. If you have not had a chance to play along thfere are a few more days to join. You don't want to miss out because Gina K. Designs will be giving a $75.00 Gift Certificate to One Winner each month!Karen Hightower is this month's hostess and she is challenging us with a "Kindness" theme. You can find all the challenge details HERE.

Here is my card, I am using the newly release,  Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Sentiments  Lovely Tags.  If you have not seen Gina K.'s foils, you can find them all here.  The foil I used on my card is the Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6" x 8" - Red Velvet

My card is an A2 card, I die cut the first layer and embossed it with a heart embossing folder.  I then die cut the scalloped frame with Gina K. Designs decorative labels die, I then foiled the sentiment from the Gina K. Designs Sentiments Lovely Tag, and used the Gina K. Designs Double Stitched Ovals Dies.  I adhered the decorative label and the oval stitched dies to my card with some foam tape.


closer look at the foiling on the card



Thank you and stop by again soon!

I'm listing the products I used for this card.  Click on the link to go directly to the product.  Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you so much for your support!

Joy Clair - Scripture of Love

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hello everyone,

I am back again with Joy Clair featuring two of the newly released stamp sets, The background stamp is called "Valentine Background" from the Everyday Collection and the sentiment is from the stamp set "Scriptures of Love" which is from the Color by Faith Collection.  

I love the background stamps because you can create your background with one of the stamps or mix and match.  The Scriptures of Love set is so versatile....you can use them in your bible journaling or make cards like I did.

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Here is how I put my card together!

1.  I started with an A2 card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2),
2.  I used the splattered hears and created my background with red ink (this was so easy, I didn't even use my misti!)
3.  I stamped the sentiment from the "Scriptures of Love" with black 
4.  I finished the card off by adding foam tape to pop the sentiment on my card and added some clear sequins.


For more inspiration make sure to follow Joy Clair on their social media platforms:  Joy Clair blog,  facebook pageJoy Clair Stamp ProjectsColor By Faith Facebook GroupInstagram 
and TwitterPinterest and Youtube channel to be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! 

Thank you for stopping by, Ii hope you have been inspired to want to use these stamp sets.  Please come back again soon!

Gina K. Designs Hearts & Flowers StampTV Kit Bog Hop - Day 3

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Hello everyone!

Welcome back to the last blog hop featuring the new Gina K. Designs Hearts & Flowers StampTV Kit and the new Incentive stamp set, You Get Me! We hope you have been inspired the last two days! I know I have enjoyed seeing all the beautiful creations of the design team. This new Kit is full of fun stamps, paper and dies to create with! There are two Stamp sets one is called "Tropical Blooms" and the other is called "You Have My Heart". Don't wait to long to get your kit, I have a feeling this one will sell fast!

Gina K. Designs has a giveaway during the hop!  Just comment on each team members blog for your chance to win.  Gina K. Designs will be giving away THREE $25.00 gift Certificates for the Gina K. Designs store.  The winners will be announced in the big news over at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Here is all you get in the kit:



You Get Me mini set ( free with $75 purchase) 


Don't forget you have a chance to win one of THREE $25 Gina K. Designs gift cards for just commenting on each team members blog.  The winners will be announced in the big news over at StampTV a few days after the hop.

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Tropical Blooms
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Here are my cards:



GKD Products Used:
Stamps: You Have My Heart  (Hearts and Flowers StampTV Kit)
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight Card Stock-White and Black
GKD: Fine Detail Embossing Powder- White
GKD Connect Glue
Other: Chameleon Colored pencils, Scor-pal Sequins, Misti and big shot, Distress Spray



GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps:Tropical Blooms (Hearts and Flowers StampTV Kit)
Ink: GKD Black Onyx, Wild Dandelion, Sweet Mango, 
Passionate Pink, Red Velvet, Jelly Bean Green and Fresh Asparagus
GKD Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight Card Stock: Passionate Pink
and Black, layering White card stock
Other: GKD Connect Glue, Misti and Black enamel dots




GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps:  You Get Me (free with $75 purchase)
Ink: GKD Black Onyx, Wild Dandelion, Sweet Mango, 
Ocean Mist, Jelly Bean Green and Fresh Asparagus
GKD Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight Card Stock:  Sweet Mango
Black, layering White card stock
Other: GKD Connect Glue, Misti and Black enamel dots

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


GKD Products Used:
Stamps: You Have My Heart ( Hearts and Flowers StampTV Kit)
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
GKD: Embossing Powder Detail Silver
GKD Double Stitched Oval Dies
GKD Stitched Oval Dies
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight Card Stock-Black and Layering White 
and Metallic Silver Card Stock
GKD: Fancy Foils™ 6" x 8" • Sparkling Silver
GKD: Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds • Swirls & Flourishes
Other: Other: GKD Connect Glue, Scor-pal Misti and big shot


GKD Products Used:
Stamps: You Have My Heart ( Hearts and Flowers StampTV Kit)
Ink: GKD Black Onyx, Charcoal Brown, Fresh Asparagus
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight Card Stock-White, Red Velvet and Layering White
Other: Scor-pal Misti and big shot


GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps:Tropical Blooms (Hearts and Flowers StampTV Kit)
Ink: GKD Black Onyx and Ocean Mist
GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock: White, Black and Red Velvet
GKD: Embossing Powder Detail White
Tools: Misti and Big Shot
Other: GKD Art Stencils- Rounded Swirl, GKD Connect Glue, GKD Crystalline Drops


GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Tropical Blooms (Hearts and Flowers StampTV Kit)
Ink: GKD Black Onyx, Ocean, Fresh Asparagus
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - Heavy Weight White and layering white
GKD: Double Stitched Circle Foil-Mates Die Set
Other: GKD Connect Glue, Scor-pal, big shot



GKD Products Used:
Stamps: You Get Me January Incentive Stamp Set and You
Have my Heart (Hearts and Flowers StampTV Kit)
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
GKD Double Stitched Circle Dies
GKD Stitched Circle Dies
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- Passionate Pink and Black, Layering White
Pattern Paper: Bold and Blooming 6 X 6
Other: GKD Connect Glue, Scor-pal Misti and big shot


GKD Products Used:
Stamps: You Get Me January Incentive Stamp Set and Dazzling Dahlia
Ink: GKD Black Onyx, Red Velvet, Ocean Mist and Jelly Bean Green
GKD: Clear Embossing Powder and Detail White
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White, Ocean Mist and Red Velvet
GKD: Decorative Tag Dies
Other: GKD Connect Glue, Scor-pal, big shot, Misti, black twine, and embossing folder

Below is the blog hop list, please stop by and leave a comment on each blog for a greater chance to win a $25 gift card to the Gina K. Store.


Gina K. - featuring the Hearts & Flowers StampTV Kit 

Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE!
Karen Hightower
Sean Fetterman (Guest Designer)


Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have enjoyed the inspirational blog hop this week.  Please come back again soon.

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