Joy Clair - Virtual Baby Shower for Christy

Friday, October 26, 2018





Hello everyone!

The Joy Clair Stamps design team got together and decided to have a virtual baby shower for our very own Christy Valentine, who is one of the owners of Joy Clair Stamps!  Thank you Kerry for organizing this event! For more inspiration, visit the Joy Clair Stamps blog to see all the other beautiful projects from the design team.

Congratulations Christy to you and your daughter Ashley on your precious gift from God!  Christy, I know you are enjoying your sweet grandbabies!  Hold on to them tight, because they grow up so fast!  I can't believe my sweet little granddaughter is 7 already, seems like yesterday she was born.

Here is the card I mailed to Christy.  I used the Joy Clair Stamp "New Baby".  I hope you like the card and the gift I sent.


Thank you all for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the virtual baby shower.  


CAS-UAL FRIDAY CHALLENGE #211 - Photo Inspiration

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hello everyone!

I'm here with CAS-ual Fridays with a new challenge!  We have an inspirational photo for you.  I hope you will join in on the fun.  I also want to mention CAS-ual Fridays is retiring a bunch of sets which are marked down, if you are interested click here to see them all.  Once the set has sold out, they will not be reordering.

Did you know, CAS-ual Fridays picks 10 winning entries who will be highlighted on their blog each Thursday before a new challenge?  In addition, there is a $25 gift certificate to the overall winner at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. If the chosen winner has used CAS-ual Fridays stamps and/or dies as the main focus in the card, that gift certificate will increase to $50.  Wow, what are you waiting for?  Hop on over to CAS-ual Fridays and link your card to the challenge. 

Here is the inspirational photo:


Here is my take on the challenge:

My card is clean and simple, I created a top folding card, I cut my top layer 4 x 5 1/4 and adhered it to my card.  I die cut the coffee cup and the word coffee from the CAS-ual Fri-dies Coffee cup with kraft and dark chocolate cardstock.  I stamped the leaf from the CAS-ual Fridays Pretty Posies stamp set and the sentiment from the CAS-ual Fridays Coffee Talk stamp set.  I adhered the word coffee to my card and adhered it to my panel. 



Closer look at the card:


Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you decide to play along!  Please stop over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog and see all the wonderful projects from the design team!  Good luck and have fun.

Retro Rubber Challenge Blog - Picture Inspiration #98

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Retro Rubber Challenge blog and we have a new challenge, which is an inspirational photo "harvest time". This is my favorite time of year, I love the fall colors of oranges, yellows,  greens and browns. How about you? I saw the sunflowers on the inspirational photo and just had to use this sunflower die that I have had for a while in my stash. That's the fun thing about playing along with Retro Rubber is that you get to use all of your old stamps older than a year.

The stamp set I used is from Hero Arts called "Layering Graphic Flowers" which was released sometime in February 2016. 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 inspirational photo for your inspiration. Have fun with this challenge, I cannot wait to see your take on it.



Here is my take on the challenge.

My card is an A2 card, I die cut the sunflower die three times and glued them together.  I used some distress ink on the background and stamped the sentiment in dark brown ink.


Are you ready to play along? Be sure to stop over on the Retro Rubber Challenge blog to get some more inspiration! Thank you for stopping by, you have until November 2nd to join the fun!

Listed below are the products I used. 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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Rinea - Halloween Card

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here again this month with Rinea sharing another Halloween card.  I am using the Foiled Paper Haunted Variety Pack.  I hope you have created all your Halloween cards and favors for your little ones.

My card is an A2 side folding card, the top layer measures 4 x 5 1/4.  I used some distress inks to create my background.  The images I die cut them with the foiled paper from the Haunted Variety Pack.  


Closer look at my card.


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


Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps - Thank You

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Hello everyone,


I am here with Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps with a card I created using beautiful bold script "Thank You" stamp.  My card is clean and simple using it with decorative paper.  I think this card would be perfect for to give it to a male. 


My card is an A2 card, I die cut the design paper with a stitched die, I then stamped the "Thank You" image with ink and die cut it out.  I made a frame around the sentiment to give it some dimension and popped it up using foam tape. 


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

Listed below are the products I used. 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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Don't forget about the current promotions going on at Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.





Crackerbox & Suzy with Imagine Blog Hop!

Thursday, October 18, 2018



Hello everyone!

I am here with Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps and we are collaborating with Imagine Crafts this week! You should be coming here from Elina Stromberg, next you will be going to Iris Rodriguez blog. For the complete list of bloggers hop on over to Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps. We are so happy you joined us for this fun collaboration blog hop. The design team has created some wonderful designs that will hopefully inspire you along the way.

What is a blog hop without some blog candy! Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps and Imagine will be offering a $25 Gift Certificate for ONE lucky winner. All you have to do is leave a comment on each blog, if you participate in the hop both days, you will double your opportunity to win a gift certificate.

Here is my card:



I love using imagine products.  The Kaleidacolor ink pads are to die for, if you have never used them, you have to get one!  I am using two of the ink pads to create my autumn background.  I stamped the leaf from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps called Skeleton Beach Leaf with the Kaleidacolor Cappuccino and Desert Heat.  I then stamped the Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps Happy Birthday Script Small sentiment with Stazon Spiced Chai ink.  I added some of my favorite Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spray from Imagine.  I finished the card off by adding some sequins with Imagines On Point Glue.  

Here is a closer look at the card:


Thank you so much for stopping by, please be sure to play along with the blog hop for a whole lot of inspiration!  

Listed below are the products I used. 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!


Supplies:



Don't forget about the current promotions going on at Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.




Joy Clair Stamps and Thermoweb!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the Joy Clair Stamps collaboration with Thermoweb!  All week long the Joy Clair design team and Thermoweb team will be inspiring you with projects made with the beautiful foiling products that Thermoweb makes!  Be sure to go over to the Joy Clair blog to see all the wonderful projects.  All the items I used on my cards are listed below.

What's a celebration without gifts!  Joy Clair Stamps and Thermoweb will be giving TWO lucky winners a $25 gift card to their store.  All you have to do is keep coming back all week long and comment on each post.

Here are my cards for your inspiration:


Here is how I created my card:



1.  My card is a top folding A2 card,
2.  I cut the next layer at 4 x 5 1/4, the black layer is 3 7/8 x 5 and the embossed layer is 3 1/2 x 4 7/8,
3.  I embossed the top layer,
4.  The side layer measures 2 x 4 1/2 the top layer is Gina K. Designs/Thermoweb Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds -Bountiful Flourish, and I foiled it with Gina K. Designs/Thermoweb Fancy Foils™ - Glittering Green,
5.  I then stamped the images from the Joy Clair Stamp "Fruit of the Spirit" which is from the Color by Faith line, with Thermoweb's Deco Foil™ Adhesive Pen and use the Gina K. Designs/Thermoweb Fancy Foils™ - Wild Dandelion and the fruit with Gina K. Designs/Thermoweb Fancy Foils™ - Red Velvet,  
6.  I colored the fruit with Copics,
7.  I die cut the image using Gina K. Designs/Thermoweb Nested double and single Rectangle dies and used foam tape to adhere it to my card.

My next card, is using the negative pieces of the foil I used in my first card.  I used Gina K. Designs connect glue to adhere the foil to the white card stock.



My last card I am using the newly released "Pearl of Great Price" stamp set.  



1.  The card is a side folding A2 card, I used the extra pieces from the Gina K. Designs/Thermoweb Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds -Bountiful Flourish, and Gina K. Designs/Thermoweb Fancy Foils™ - Grass Green.  The sheet goes a long way, no need to throw any pieces away, you can always find a use for them.  I save all of my pieces.
2.  I stamp the sentiment from the Joy Clair Stamps "Pearl of Great Price",  onto the Gina K. Designs/Thermoweb Foil-Mates Label Border frame with  Gina K. Designs/Thermoweb Fancy Foils™ - Gold Sequins and then die cut it with Gina K. Designs/Thermoweb nested label dies.
3.  I adhered the side foiled pieces, the sentiment frame, and used foam tape to pop the shell onto the card.
4.  I finished the card off by adding some clear wink of stella and glossy accents onto the pearl.

Closer look at the card.  



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!

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

I’m listing the products I used below. 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 receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

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Joy Clair Stamps - Fall in Love

Saturday, October 13, 2018




Hello everyone!

Welcome to Joy Clair Stamps Fall in Love event!  The design team are featuring a few of the newly released Autumn/Fall stamps sets.  My card is featuring the "Thankful and Blessed" Stamp set which is part of the Bible Journaling Line.  I love this set it has several floral images and many sentiments to help you with your bible journaling or card making.

Please be sure to visit Joy Clair Stamps blog for more inspiration for your fall/autumn creativity!


Here is my card:


Here is how I put it together:

1.  My card is a square 4 1/4 x 4 1/4
2.  I used distress inks to create the background, 
3.  I stamped the image from the "Thankful and Blessed" and colored it with copics, I used my scan and cut to cut the image out,
4.  I stamped the sentiment from the "Thankful and Blessed" set,
5.  I used foam tape to pop the image onto my card,
6.  I finished my card off by adding some dew drops.

Closer look


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!

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

I’m listing the products I used below. 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 receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

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Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps - Keeping You in Prayer

Friday, October 12, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps with a card I created using Dandelion & Fluff Set of 2, and Keeping You Close, sympathy.  If you have not had a chance to check out the Snarktoberfest, please go over to the Crackerbox & Suzy stamps blog to see all the snarky cards!

My card is an A2 card, that I used distressed inks for the background (these colors are my favorite distress inks to do blending backgrounds).  I masked off the sun/moon so that the dandelions look like they are flying pass.  I stamped the images and sentiment with black ink.  I cut out the frame and attached the panel to it and adhered it to my card, another clean and simple card. 



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

Don't forget about the current promotions going on at Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.






Listed below are the products I used. 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!

CAS-UAL FRIDAY CHALLENGE #210 - Color Inspiration

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hello everyone!

I'm here with CAS-ual Fridays with a new challenge!  We have a color scheme inspirational photo for you.  I hope you will join in on the fun.  I also want to mention CAS-ual Fridays is retiring a bunch of sets which are marked down, if you are interested click here to see them all.  Once the set has sold out, they will not be reordering.



Here is my take on the challenge. I am using the Serendipi-Tea Stamp Set. I stamped and cut the images. I then colored them with copics, and added clear wink of stella on the hearts and then added glossy accents to give the hearts some shine.



Here is a closer look at the wink of stella and glossy accents on the images.


Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you decide to play along!  Please stop over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog and see all the wonderful projects from the design team!  Good luck and have fun.





Joy Clair Stamps - Christmas Lights and Vintage Ornaments

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair Stamps featuring two of their newly released stamp sets.  The background Christmas tree lights are called "Christmas Tree Lights" and the ornaments are from "Vintage Ornaments".  I love the versatility of the "Vintage Ornaments" stamp set, the sentiments and images can be used separately if you wanted. 






I hope you enjoyed the fun challenges from this weekend celebrating World Card Making Day!  Don't forget to check back on October 31st to see if you were a winner if you joined in any of the challenges.

Here are the cards I am sharing with you today:


Here is how I put my card together:

1.  I started with an A2 top folding card,
2.  To create my background I stamped the background stamp Christmas Lights with versamark ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder,
3.  The layered silver piece I cut at 4 x 5 1/4, I inked the edges with versamark ink and then heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.  I love that the embossed areas match!
4.  I colored each light with white colored pencil and then colored them with metallic colored pencils,
5.  I stamped the ornament and sentiment with deco foil adhesive pen and used two colors of foil and ran it through the laminator (I love all the sparkle with foiling!)
6.  I cut the ornament out using my Scan and Cut, used foam tape to pop the ornament on the card,
7.  I finished off the card by adding a bow. 

  Here is a closer look at the fancy foiling, see all the glimmer and shine!


I just couldn't stop at one card, I love the sentiment "Jesus is the reason for the season", this card is clean and simple.  I used the same process for the foiling on the ornament.  I love how it turned out.  


Closer look at the foiling on the ornament. 


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!

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

I’m listing the products I used below. 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 receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

SUPPLIES:


Snarktoberfest with Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018



Hello everyone!


I am here with Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps and we are celebrating Snarktoberfest which was created by a former design team member Josefine Fouarge who is the host of this event. The best part of celebrating Snarktoberfest is all the snarky stamps in the store are on sale!  You can find all the snarky stamps in the store here.  Be sure to hop over to Josefine's blog and see some snarky inspiration!  Also stop over at the Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps blog to see all the snarky projects made by the current design team.


Here is my snarky card for your inspiration:


I started with an A2 card, I cut a layer at 4 x 5 1/4 and embossed it.  I then created the poptart and added my sentiment, clean and simple.

In celebration there is a chance for one lucky winner to win $15.  All you have to do is leave a comment on Josefine Fouarge blog.  

Don't forget about the current promotions going on at Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.



Thank you so much for stopping by, enjoy visiting all the design team blogs to see all the snarky stamps!


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