Family & Friends So Suzy Stamps & Crackerbox Palace Blog Hop

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am so excited and honored to join So Suzy Stamps & Crackerbox Palace during this Family & Friends Blog Hop to celebrate their Birthday and Anniversary! I am a fan of So Suzy Stamps! I was a guest designer in December of 2016 and so happy to be back showcasing a few of their stamps!  Make sure to stop by each blog post below to see all the wonderful creations!

One lucky winner will have the opportunity to win a So Suzy Stamps gift certificate of $25 to the store, in addition there will be three gift certificates of $15 for three other lucky winners!  All you have to do is comment on each blog post below!  You will have until midnight April 29th to comment. The winners will be announced on So Suzy's Blog and So Suzy's Facebook page on May 4th, so be sure to check to see if you are the lucky winner!

Now that I have gotten all the logistics out of the way, I have two cards to share with you.  If you know me, you know I love to make "coffee" related cards.  When I saw So Suzy had this coffee stamp released this month, illustrated by Tracy McLennon called "Coffee at Heart", and the newly released sentiment called "I Mean Coffee", which goes so well with the coffee stamp,  I just had to have it!  My second card, the sentiment I used is called "Procaffeinating" which was designed by Cornelia Wenokor is a free stamp for the month of April, there are only a few more days left this month, be sure to get yours!

Here is how I put my card together:

1.  My card is a top folding card, A2, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2,
2.  I die cut the layer with a rectangle stitched die,
3.  I used a stitched die to cut the 1/2 circle out, I stamped the sentiment with Memento Black ink and adhered it to my card,
4.  I stamped the cups from the Coffee at Heart stamp set with Memento Black ink several times and cut them out with my scan and cut,
5.  I colored the cups with Copics,
6.  I stamped the cup holders with different design paper and fuzzy cut it out and adhered it to the cup, I also stamped the hearts on colored cardstock and fuzzy cut them out and adhered it to the cup holder,
7.  I finished my card off by adding some sequins.


For my second card.....

1.  My card is a top folding card, A2, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2,
2.  I die cut the design coffee paper with a rectangle stitched die,
3.  I used a stitched die to cut the top solid cardstock, I stamped the sentiment with Memento Black ink and used foam tape to adhere it to my card,
4.  I colored the cup with Copics and added some glossy accent on the heart to make it stand out,
6.  I die cut a circle out with vellum, adhered it to the card and used foam tape to pop the coffee cut onto the vellum
7.  I finished my card off by adding some enamel hearts.


Below are the products I used to create my card. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I have used 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!



Thank you so much for stopping by, please don't forget to stop by at each designers blog for a chance to win some gift certificates to the So Suzy store!  Good luck!!

So Suzy Stamps Blog
Martha Lucia Gomez
Justine Hovey
Cornelia Wenokor
Donna Idlet
Tracy McLennon
Kymona Tracey
Olesya Kharkova
Ericka Strange
Giada Rigamonti
Maria Pilar De Ancos
Teresa Dewitt Pierce
Steph Ackerman
Ceal Pritchett
Suzanne Moore
Maria Elena Castilla



Joy Clair Best Buds

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair with one of my favorite stamp set called "Best Buds".  This is an adorable stamp set, there are 4 cute images and about 8 sentiments. This set is a must for your stash!



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 rounded corner layer and adhered it to the base of the card,
3.  I die cut the center green element and made a shaker, and added some sequins,
4. I stamped the cute turtle image from the Joy Clair "Best Buds" stamp set with
Black Memento then colored the turtles with copics,
5.  I added the turtles to the front of the shaker with some foam tape,
6. I then stamped the sentiment with Black Memento from the Joy Clair set "Best Buds",
7.  To finish off my card, I added some glossy accent to the turtles shells and added some black nuvo drops for the eyes.

This card is clean and simple and was very easy to put together!

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.  One lucky winner 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 pageJoy Clair Stamp ProjectsColor By Faith Facebook Group, Instagram, TwitterPinterest and Youtube channel to be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways!

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

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Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #85 - Vintage

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hello everyone,

I am here with Retro Rubber Challenge blog and we have a new challenge, which make a vintage card!  The photo reminded me that I had an old set from Stampin Up and I couldn't wait to get it inked up!

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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I am using a stamp set from Stampin Up called "Tea Party" which retired in 2014.  I thought this set was perfect for the Vintage look!  Debbie this is a great challenge!  I loved creating my vintage card.  




I did not do a supply list, because all the items I used in my card are retired. 

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 May 4th to join the fun!



Reverse Confetti Sketch #59 - Happy Father's Day!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Hello everyone!


I am stopping in to play along with Reverse Confetti's sketch challenge.  I am very sad to see this will be the last sketch, but I read that Jen is going to have something fun in it's place.  I can't wait to see what it is!

Here is the sketch:



and here is my take on the sketch....



Below are the products I used to create my card. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I have used 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!

Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hello everyone,

I am stopping in and playing along with a couple of challenges.  I needed a birthday card so this was perfect to play along with Seize the Birthday, the challenge is to use bright colors!  I am also playing along with Mod Squad Challenge, the challenge is to make a birthday card and make sure there is a balloon on the card.

I am happy the way my card turned out, I believe I used nice and bright colors for the Seize the Birthday Challenge and I don't think you can miss the balloons on my card for the Mod Squad Challenge.

Here is my take on the challenges:


The stamp set I used is a retired set from Stampin Up called Celebrate Today.  I stamped the balloons with the new Gina K. Design inks and used my Scan and Cut to cut out the balloons.  I die cut the colorful layer and adhered it to my top folding card.  I added the balloons to the card with foam tape and added some twine from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by, please come back again soon!

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Joy Clair - Happy Mother's Day

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair and we are celebrating Mother's Day!  I am using the Joy Clair Doodle Flowers set on my card.  Be sure to stop over at the Joy Clair blog and see what the design team has created.

Here is my card.


Here is how I put my card together:

1.  A2 card, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
2.  The embossed layer is 4 x 5 1/4,
3.  The plaid paper measures 2 1/2 x 5 1/4,
4.  I stamped the images from the Doodle Flowers set and cut it out with my Scan and Cut, and then colored it with copics,
5.  I stamped the word "happy" from the "Hello Sentiments set and cut it out with my Scan and Cut, I layered it with some black foam to give it some dimension,
6.  I stamped the sentiment "mother's day" also from the "Hello Sentiments set, then die cut it,
7. I added all the elements to the card,
8.  I finished it off by adding some clear bubble drops.

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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.


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MONTHLY MIX CHALLENGE: MMC42018 - Spring or Easter Themed Card

Sunday, April 15, 2018

http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/mmc22018-and-the-envelope-please


Hello everyone!

I'm playing along with the April Monthly Mix Challenge over at StampTV. My design team mate  Rema DeLeeuw is this month's hostess and her challenge is called, "Spring or Easter!" All the challenge details can be found HERE.

I am using the lovely stamp set illustrated by Lisa Hetrick called You Are. I stamped the wreath in Gina K. Designs inks Applemint and Grass Green. The flowers are stamped in Lovely Lavender. The happy is from the Bundle Stamps and Dies- Tropical Blooms and the Spring if from the Happy Spring Stamp set. I added some Crystalline Drops and sequins to finish off my card.


Thank you for stopping by, I hope you will take the time to play along with the challange, you have the chance to win a $75.00 gift card to the Gina K. Designs store!

Supplies Used:

Gina K. Designs You Are
[ GNK ]
Gina K. Designs Happy Spring Clear
[ GNK ]
Gina K. Designs Bundle Stamps and Dies- Tropical Blooms
[ GNK ]
Gina K. Designs Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- Lovely Lavender
[ GNK ]
Gina K. Designs Layering Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
Gina K. Designs Color Companions Ink Pad- Lovely Lavender
[ GNK ]
Gina K. Designs Color Companions Ink Pad- Grass Green
[ GNK ]
Gina K. Designs Color Companions Ink Pad- Applemint
[ GNK ]
VersaFine- Onyx Black Ink Pad - Gina K. Designs, LLC
[ GNK ]
My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square Scallop Edge Frames
[ MFT ]
Original MISTI Mouse Pad
[ GNK | SSS | MSW ]
MISTI Bar Magnet - Gina K. Designs LLC
[ GNK ]
S- Scor-Buddy - Gina K. Designs, LLC
[ GNK | MSW | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Sand Eraser
[ GNK ]
Gina K. Designs Tidy Towel
[ GNK ]
Gina K. Designs Crystalline Drops- 2 oz
[ GNK ]
Gina K. Designs Connect Glue- 2 oz
[ GNK ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER Tool SSSTF at Simon Says STAMP!
[ SSS ]
Scotch Pink ATG One Fourth Inch Adhesive Gun
[ SBC ]
Scotch Pink ATG One Fourth Inch General Purpose Tape Refills 2 Pack
[ SBC ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Misti - My Sweet Petunia
[ MSW | SSS | GNK ]

Gina K. Designs 2018 New Colors Release

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am so excited to share the following cards with you, introducing the NEW Gina K. Designs new inks and paper collection! These inks are amazing, they are so rich and vibrant, you are going to love these.  The inks come in a full ink pad or you can get the cubes.  The cardstock is also amazing, they are rich in color and the cardstock is 100 lbs and you can purchase the envelopes to match. All these items are available right now in the Gina K. Store, hop on over and get whatever you want before everything is sold out!  The colors of the inks, cardstock and envelopes are Coral Reef, Lucky Clover, Plum Punch, Sea Glass, Slate, Tangerine Twist, Tranquil Teal and Key Lime.  You can find these under the what's new tab in the Gina K. Store.

Be sure to stop over to all the design team members listed below and leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 gift card to the Gina K. Designs store.

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I hope you will enjoy my samples I created with the new inks and cardstock.

My first card I used the Gina K. Stamp set called Sending Love.  To create my card, I used the Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder stencil.  I stamped the butterflies with every color of the new inks.  The circle around the sentiment is the slate and I stamped the sentiment from the Wreath Builder stamp set with the Amalgam Black.  The card base is the Coral Reef cardstock.



My second card, I used the Wreath Builder stamp set and the Wreath Builder templates.  I used the Tangerine Twist, Tranquil Teal, Lucky Clover and Key Lime inks on this card.  I used the Tangerine Twist for the base and the Slate for the layer.  The hello sentiment is from the Gina K. Designs Hello Beautiful illustrated by Lisa Hetrick.



I love how colorful this card is again I used every color in the new inks. The card base is Sea Glass with the Slate layer.  The stamp set is the Gina K. Designs Boho Flowers.


My last card, I used the Plum Punch and Key Lime inks.  I used a jumbo dauber to ink the Gina K. Designs Floral stencil.  The sentiment is from the Gina K. Designs stamp set Lettered Lovely illustrated by Emily Schroepfer.


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.

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Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have enjoyed my cards as much as I loved designing them.  Don't forget you have a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Gina K. Designs store.  Again all the inks are available under the what's new tab here.  


Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE!




Joy Clair - Music Makers Birthday Card

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair and I have a card to share with you today!  I pulled out an oldie but goodie stamp set called Music Makers.  This stamp set makes me happy!  It has several musical elements and many sentiments in the set.



Here is how I put my card together:

1. I started with an A2 card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2),
2. I cut the black layer (4 x 5 1/4) and white layer (3 7/8 x 5) for the card,
3.  I used my Misti to add the music notes on the white layer,
4.  I then masked off the music notes and added the piano keys to the bottom of the layer,
5. I die cut a circle with vellum,
6.  I then stamped the "happy" from the Joy Clair "Hello Sentiments" set with black memento ink,
7.  I then used my Brother Scan and Cut machine to cut it out,
8.  I then stamped the word "birthday" from the Joy Clair "Hello Sentiments" set in black memento ink and die cut it,
9.  I added the happy and birthday to the circle vellum and adhered it to the card,
10.  I finished off the card by adding some black enamel dots.

This card is clean and simple and was very easy to put together!

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.  One lucky winner 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 pageJoy Clair Stamp ProjectsColor By Faith Facebook Group, Instagram, TwitterPinterest and Youtube channel to be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways!

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

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RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE BLOG #84 - April Showers

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Retro Rubber Challenge blog and we have a new challenge, which is an inspiration photo - April Showers.

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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Here is my take on the challenge:



My image is from the stamp set by Studio Katia called "Hello Alice" and was released in December  2016.  I water colored my background onto water color paper and adhered it to a top folding card.  I colored the images with copics and adhered them to the card with foam tape.  The sentiment is also from Studio Katia called "Happy" which was released in February 2016.  I stamped the word "spring" from the "Happy" stamp set and die cut it and popped it up on the card.

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 April 20th to join the fun!

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