Joy Clair Designs - Born to Sparkle

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hello everyone!


I am here with Joy Clair...I am using the newly released stamp set called
Born to Sparkle, this is a wonderful set!  It has lovely sentiments in it that can be used for any occasion. 

Here is how I put my card together:

1.  A2 card, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
2.  The silver layer measures 4 x 5 1/4
3.  The embossed layer measures  3 7/8 x 5,
4.  It's hard to see, but I mixed gold, silver and rose gold embossing powders together, I stamped the glitter stamp and the sentiment  from the Joy Clair Born to Sparkle stamp set with versafine and heat set the embossing powder,
5.  I added some sparkles from the stamp set and also embossed it,
6.  I then die cut the sentiment out with a circle die, and matted it with the silver cardstock and used foam tape to add it to my card,
7.  I then splattered Imagine's gold and silver spray to the card.


Here is another view of the card....


I hope I have inspired you!  If you have not joined the Joy Clair Challenge this month. The theme is always anything goes but 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.

Please follow Joy Clair's facebook pageColor by Faith Bible Journaling facebook pageInstagram 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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Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #87 - Sketch

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Retro Rubber Challenge blog and we have a new challenge, which is a sketch.  I know I have said this before, I love sketches....our one and only design team member Claire always has the neatest sketches. 

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.  Here is the sketch for you to use.  I cannot wait to see you take on it.



Here is my take on the sketch.  I used a stamp set from Stampin Up called "Mixed drink".  The set was released in June 2016 and I believe it is still available.

My card is an A2 card, I used the Stampin Up (retired) DSP True Gentlemen, I stamped the image from the set colored it with copics and added some wink of stella, to give the beer a shimmery look.  The sentiment is from the Stampin Up stamp set called "Teeny Tiny Wishes" which was released back in 2009.  This is a favorite set of mine!


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 June 1st to join the fun!

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MONTHLY MIX CHALLENGE: MMC52018 - Rainbow Stenciling

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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Hello everyone!

I'm playing along with the May Monthly Mix Challenge over at StampTV. My design team mate Susie Moore 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 newly released incentive stamp set on my card.  This set you can purchase free with a $75.00 order from the Gina K. Designs store.

Incentive Stamp Set- Wealth of Wishes

My card is an A2 card, ,  I am using the Gina K. Water Droplets stencil which I used several inks (listed below) on my card.  I stamped the sentiment from the Gina K. Designs Incentive stamp set called Wealth of Wishes and die cut it out.  I added the word "friend" which is also  Gina K. Designs.  (all supplies listed below)


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!

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Joy Clair - Happy Father's Day!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Hello everyone!

Joy Clair is celebrating Father's Day!  Please be sure to visit the Joy Clair blog to see all the masculine inspiration for you to design your Father's Day Card.

I am using the newly released Joy Clair stamp set called "Classic Father's Day".  This is a great set for a masculine card.  There are two cars and lots of sentiments to choose from.  

Here is how I put my card together:

1. A2 card, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
2. The solid layer is 4 x 5 1/4,
3. The plaid paper measures 3 7/8 x 5,
4. I stamped the image from the Classic Father's Day set and cut it out with my Scan and Cut, and then colored it with colored pencils,
5. I die cut the layer the car is on and stamped my sentiments, added the car with foam tap and adhered everything to my card.


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.


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Gina K. Designs May Release Blog Hop - Day 3

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to the Gina K. Designs May Release blog hop! Today is the last day of the hop and the design team is showcasing the newly released Sunshine for Love StampTV Kit! These two stamp sets are so beautiful and can you will be able to make so many elegant cards with it. The first stamp set is called Layered Daisy and the other is Rose Peonies both sets are by Gina K.

I hope you have enjoyed all three days of the hop. Don't forget to stop by all the design teams blog and leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 gift card to the Gina K. Design store.



My first card is from the Layered Daisies by Gina K. I did the heat resist technique on this card. I stamped the daisy flower top layer with versafine ink on watercolor paper, heat embossed it with Gina K's fine detail white embossing powder, I then sprayed the paper to get it nice and wet, I used a craft sheet to put down Gina K. Coral Reef and Wild Dandelion ink, I spray that and smashed the watercolor paper into the craft sheet. I stamped the center with Wild Dandelion ink. I added my sentiment from the Gina K. Layered Daisy stamp set. I finished the card off by adding some enamel dots.

My second card is from the Gina K.'s Rose Peonies stamp set. I stamped the flowers with Gina K. Amalgam Ink, I die cut the flowers and leaves with the dies from the set. I colored the images with copics, added the splatter from the stamp set, I used foam tape to pop the flowers on my card and then added the leaves. I stamped the sentiment from the Layered Daisy set, die cut it out with circles and adhered it to my card. You can find all the supplies I used for both of my cards below.


Here are the supplies I used for my cards.


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!



I hope I have inspired you these last three days!  I sure have enjoyed working with these products.  Enjoy all the fabulous inspiration as you hop and make sure to comment on each blog for a chance to win a $25.00 Gina K. Designs gift certificate. There will be one winner each day of the hop and the winners will be announced on Friday at StampTV. Good Luck!

Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE!

Gina K. Designs May Release Blog Hop - Day 2

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to Day 2 of Gina K. Designs May Release! We are so glad you came back to hop along with the design team. Today we are featuring "Sending you a Llama Love" and "Stuck on You" both illustrated by Hannah Schroepfer. Welcome Hannah to the illustrator's team, these are her first sets with Gina K. These sets are adorable and have some many possibilities.

My first card is featuring the Sending you a Llama Love.  My card is a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4, I stamped the background with the newly released Rubber Background Stamp - Diagonal Stripes.  I die cut the llama and flowers out with the die cuts from the set, I then colored them with copics.  The square double stitched die is also from Gina K. Designs.  (you can find all the supplies I used at the end of this post).







My second card is clean and simple, it measures 3 1/2 x 5.  I die cut the cactus and the vase from the Stuck on you set, I colored them with copics.  I die cut the frame from the Gina K. Rectangle double and single stitched dies.  I stamped both backgrounds with the Gina K. Designs Rubber Background Stamp - Gauze. 





Here are the supplies I used for my cards.
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!


Enjoy all the fabulous inspiration as you hop and make sure to comment on each blog for a chance to win a $25.00 Gina K. Designs gift certificate. There will be one winner each day of the hop and the winners will be announced on Friday at StampTV. Good Luck!


Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE!
Karen Hightower
Susie Moore

Gina K. Designs May Release Blog Hop - Day 1

Monday, May 14, 2018


Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 1 of Gina K. Designs new May release! If you missed the release party last Thursday, you missed some beautiful creations from the design team! You can always go over to StampTV to see all the beautiful projects and the video Gina K. did showcasing the newly released stamp sets. If you would like to see my designs I showed during the release party you can find them here.

Today we are going to be featuring two new sets. The first one is Women of Faith illustrated by Melanie Muechinger and the second set is Anemone Wishes illustrated by the designer for Gina K. Designs Emily Schroepfer

Women of Faith illustrated by Melanie Muechinger

I used the butterflies from this set, I used copics to color in them, I added some wink of stella onto them and colored clear rheinstones to match the colors of the butterflies. The side panel I used Gina K. Designs Foil Mates Backgrounds - Bold Backgrounds  and I used the Gina K. Designs Fancy Foil Bubblegum. 



My second card is:

Anemone Wishes illustrated by  Emily Schroepfer

Gina K. Designs Rose Lace

My card base is Wild Dandelion card stock by Gina K., I stamped the layer with the newly released background stamp by Gina K. called Rose Lace with Wild Dandelion ink.  I then watercolored the elements from the Anemone Wishes stamp set added them to my card and stamped the sentiment from the same set.  The sentiments in this set are wonderfully designed.  I finished my card off by adding some dew drops.


Here are the supplies I used for my cards.

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!





Enjoy all the fabulous inspiration as you hop and make sure to comment on each blog for a chance to win a $25.00 Gina K. Designs gift certificate. There will be one winner each day of the hop and the winners will be announced on Friday at StampTV.   Good Luck!

Joy Clair with Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

Friday, May 11, 2018

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Hello Coffee Lovers!

Welcome to the Joy Clair and Coffee Loving Cardmakers Collaboration Blog Hop!  I am so excited about this collaboration with the wonderful designers on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog and the awesome designers on Joy Clair's design team.  Sit back with your cup of coffee and enjoy the beautiful creations you are about to see!  Joy Clair has one $25 gift card to a lucky winner, all you have to do it comment on each blog post.  The list is below.

Joy Clair has a wonderful collection of Coffee Stamp sets, if you have not seen them, you can find them here.  I am using the Joy Clair Coffee Set called "Coffee Lovers", how appropriate, right?  I wanted to stick with fun colors of the Spring/Summer so I stamped the small coffee cups from the set on my card.  I die cut the layer out with a stitched die.  I then added matching heart enamel dots to the cups and coordinating colors of circle enamel dots on my card.  I then die cut a stitched circle and cut another circle with vellum and heat embossed the sentiment from the same Joy Clair "Coffee Lovers" stamp set.  I die cut the "Love" added some wink of stella for some sparkle and added it to my card. 


Thank you so much Coffee Loving Cardmakers for this collaboration.  I love your blog and love participating in each season of Coffee Loving Blog Hops!  I'm so excited about the upcoming hop on 
May 25th.

Don't forget to hop along to each post for a chance to win the $25 gift card to Joy Clair's store.  As always, thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Donna Green Idlet - YOU ARE HERE

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New Release - May 2018 Gina K. Designs

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Hello everyone!

So excited to show you the following cards made with the newly released stamps from Gina K. Designs and her Illustrators!  If you did not join the release party tonight, head over to StampTV and watch Gina K.'s video and see all the beautiful designs from the design team members.  Take a scroll down and see all the cards I made.

This is the new mini StampTV Kit....


Rose Peonies from the Sunshine and Love Kit  background stamp Petite Flourish


Rose Peonies from the Sunshine and Love Kit using the colors in the kit 




Layered Daisies by Gina K. from the Sunshine and Love Kit 


Layered Daisies by Gina K.  from the Sunshine and Love Kit 

Bundle Stamps and Dies- Anemone Wishes

Anemone Wishes by Emily Schroepfer using the background stamp Diagonal Stripes


Anemone Wishes by Emily Schroepfer using the background stamp Petite Flourish


Bundle Stamps and Dies- Sending a Llama Love

Sending a Llama Love by Hannah Schroepfer


Sending a Llama Love by Hannah Schroepfer using the background stamp  Guaze Background

Bundle Stamps and Dies- Stuck on You

Stuck On You - Illustrated by Hannah using the Diagonal Stripes as the background 

Stuck On You - Illustrated by Hannah using the Diagonal Stripes as the background 

Clear Stamps- Women of Faith

Women of Faith illustrator Melanie

Women of Faith illustrator Melanie 

Please be sure to come back on Monday, May 14th for the Gina K. Designs blog hop and all the details.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Here are the supplies I used for my cards.

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!

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