Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Hello Crafty Friends,

Thank you to all that hopped a long with the one word blog hop with WhoGivesAScrap. 

By commenting and following my blog, you were eligible to win my prize.  Here is what was up for grabs.

Thanks to everyone that stopped by and commented.

And the winner is:  
Sue K.  

Yeah!  Wahoo!  Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!!!

Please email me at to claim your prize.


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I want to share a card we recently did in my card classes this month.  This was the first time using the color Fresh Sage.

I created the background using a dauber with Fresh Sage ink and the Chevron stencil.  When I was all done putting the card together I splattered Sparkle silk over the whole card.

All supplies are from Fun Stampers Journey and can be purchased here.

Stamp: Rose Swirl, Inside and Out
Paper: Butter Cream Cardstock, Rustic Rose Cardstock, Peaches and Cram Cardstock, Fresh Sage Cardstock
Ink: River Stone, Fresh Sage
Stencil: Chevron
Silk: Sparkle
Tools: Large Dauber

Monday, January 21, 2019


Hello Crafty Friends,

I had a great weekend and I am so happy to have today off as well.  I needed the extra day this weekend.

Today, I wanted to share with you one of the birthday cards we made in my classes this month.

All supplies are from Fun Stampers Journey.  You can purchase them here.

Stamp: Magical Unicorn
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Pool Play Cardstock
Ink: Black Licorice
Dies:  Cloud Dreams, Magical Unicorn
Silk: Sparkle
Made the background with the Color Splash Pencils
Colored the Unicorn with Color Burst Pencils.

Friday, January 18, 2019


Thank you for joining us for  
the very first"whogivesascrap?!" Blog Hop
Just One Word!

"whogivesascrap?!" is an online community of crafters who LOVE to indulge
in our passion which obviously is paper crafting! Each of our talented ladies will be
creating projects based on their word for the New Year!

You should have arrived from Nikki's Blog, but if you need to start over, Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this Special hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

Each Blog will be offering their own special prize!!
I am offering this stamp set.  

The "D" in orange means there is a die that matches the set, if you are interested.

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 1/23/19 at each individual blog so be sure to check backBe sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Now on to my project.

My word for 2019 is Try!

I have had this paper for a long time and I love it.  It is one of those pieces of paper that I bought, but never knew what I would use it for because I didn't want to cover up the picture.  Today, I found the perfect use for it.  It also matches my theme of my bedroom, which is where I will be hanging this as a reminder through out the year.

The shells in the bottom right corner have the things I am going to try to do this year.

I hope you have found some inspiration while visiting.
I am the last blog on the hop, but if you just joined us or have not finished hopping through everyone, please hop on over to Connie Can Crop

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Thursday, January 17, 2019


Welcome to the Stampin Friends Love Blog Hop 

I hope you are having a great day.  Today we are hopping along with a love theme.  We hope you are inspired to create your own projects to celebrate your love.

I just love this Rose Swirl paper from the Through the Years Prints from Fun Stampers Journey.  Doesn't say love as well?

With a simple sentiment from the Annual Celebration stamp set in Sweet Berry Ink, it makes a lovely card.  The Special Day Organza Ribbon with the Love Bud Flower, the card is very elegant.

I loved the look so much that I translated this look onto a gift card holder.

I die cut the Gift Card Sleeve out of Watermelon Fusion Cardstock and using  the Layered Scallops Embossing Folder, created a background.  I hen layered the Through the Years Print over the top and tied a Special Days Organza Ribbon around.

I hope you enjoyed my projects! Don’t forget to leave me a comment to let me know how you liked my projects.
Please subscribe to my blog if you haven’t already and continue on the hop!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Hello Crafty Friends,

It has been cold and rainy in Southern California the past few days and supposed to be the rest of the week.  I love rainy days.
This past weekend, I played with my gel press.   I have another card to share with you.

The heart was done with a print from the gel press.    I first placed dots of reinkers in Bubble Gum, Watermelon Fusion and Cranberry Bliss. 

I then used my brayer to blend the colors.  After they were blended, I pulled a print.

It is hard to see in the picture, but the heart is kind of ombre looking.

All Supplies are from Fun Stampers Journey.  You can purchase them here.
Stamp: Hearts and Bows ATC
Paper: Cranberry Bliss Cardstock, Pearled Basics Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Through the Years Printed Paper
Ink: Black Licorice
Accessories: Love Bud Paper Flowers

Sunday, January 13, 2019


Hello Crafty Friends,

I had some time to play with the Gel Press yesterday.  Today, I want to show you one card I made with the prints I pulled.

I first started out by inking up the Gel press with Cranberry Bliss, Watermelon Fusion and Bubble Gum re-inkers.  I dropped  three drops of each in a row.

I then took my brayer and blended the colors together.    I pulled my print from these colors.  

I then inked up the Fluttering Hearts Gel Impression with Cranberry Bliss ink pad.  I then pulled the print from here.

The background I achieved was wonderful.
I then added a half of a Journey Oval die cut, which I stamped Happy Valentine's Day with Black Licorice Ink.
Using the Hearts and Bows ATS, I stamped the bow with Black Licorice Ink on Cranberry Bliss Cardstock.  I then detail cut this out and added it to the front of the card.

I had fun making this card.  I hope you are inspired.

Supplies used are all from Fun Stampers Journey.  You can purchase them here.