Thursday, May 31, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Well, it is the last day of the month.  As of tomorrow, we start a new month. 

Today, I have a very simple birthday card to share.

I created the background by "stamping" with the daubers on to the Whip Cream Cardstock, using 4 different inks.

I then added a few strips of Licorice Sparkle Tape to a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock and then die cut the word "birthday" from the piece.

Supplies Used:
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Beach Ball Cardstock
Ink: Beach Ball, Huckleberry Fusion, Kiwi Slice, Limeade Splash
Die: Designer Frames
Tools: Large Daubers
Accessories: Licorice Sparkle Tape

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Hello, thanks for stopping by.  Today, I want to share a Journey Girl Locket I created.  The Journey Girl Jewelry lines is also a part of the retirement sale.

The stars are die cuts and the blue is just a piece of Huckleberry Fusion Cardstock. 

Easy, but a great piece to wear in honor of America, Memorial Day or any patriotic holiday.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Tag Elements
Paper: Cranberry Bliss Cardstock, Huckleberry Fusion Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock
Colored with Silver Pan Pastels

Friday, May 25, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

I am in disbelief that it is almost the end of May.  May has been a busy month, but I am ready for the summer to be here.

Today I have a card that does not have a lot of stamping, but has lots of die cuts.

I love this flower die set.  It is so pretty on any card in any color.  It has become one of my favorites.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Peony Blooms
Paper: Pool Play Cardstock, Sweet Berry Cardstock, Watermelon Fusion Cardstock, Fresh Forest Cardstock, Lemon Grass Cardstock, Beach Breeze Cardstock
Ink: Black Licorice
Die: Border Details, Blooming Details
Accessories: Rainbow Drops

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I am going to share a card I created using another stamp from the retirement list, Furry Mustache.

The base of the card was created from Hazelnut Blend Cardstock.  I then took a piece of Butter Cream Cardstock and stamped the Hexagon Print onto it with Oatmeal Cookie ink.  I cut a piece of Journey Basics: Neutrals Paper and placed it towards the bottom of the Butter Cream piece.  I adhered this piece to the card.
I then wrapped a piece of Black Licorice Twine around the whole card and tied a knot to the left side of the card.
Next, I took a piece of Butter Cream Cardstock and stamped the Furry Mustache ATS with Hazelnut Blend ink.  I matted this piece on Hazelnut Blend Cardstock.   I added this piece to the card using foam squares.
I then added my sentiment from Cake Time with Hazelnut Blend ink on Butter Cream Cardstock to the bottom.
I finished the card by adding a Star Frame Element (Bloom Benefit) to the card.  Enjoy!

Stamps: Cake Time, Furry Mustache, Hexagon Print
Paper: Hazelnut Blend Cardstock, Butter Cream Cardstock, Pattern Paper (retired)
Ink: Oatmeal Cookie, Hazelnut Blend
Accessories: Black Licorice Twine, Amazing Accents

Monday, May 21, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Can you believe it is the start of a new week already?  Where does the time go?
I have so many things I want to do, and just not enough time.  What about you?

Today I want to share with you a very simple Birthday Cards.  It would be good for anyone at any age.  The stamp and pattern paper are both on the retirement list, so make sure you get them before they are gone.

I made my own glitter paper using the White Liner Sheets on top of the Lemon Drop paper.  So easy!

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Cake Time
Paper: Project Me Pattern Paper, Black Licorice Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Lemon Drop Cardstock, White Liner Sheets
Ink: Black Licorice
Silk: Sparkle 
Accessories: Journey Sparkle Dust

Saturday, May 19, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Another wonderful stamp set that is being retired this month during the Fun Stampers Journey Retirement Party is Beautiful Wings.

If you know me, I love butterflies.  They are so unique and special and hold special thoughts for me.  I am sorry to see this great stamp go.  Get it before it flies away!

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Beautiful Wings
Paper: Sweet Pear Cardstock, Watermelon Fusion Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock
Ink: River Stone
Accessories: River Stone Satin Ribbon, Whip Cream Thread,  Journey Glaze, Journey Color Buttons II, Journey Sparkle Dust
Colored with Color Splash Pencils

Thursday, May 17, 2018


Trees have always amazed me.  They stand so tall and can resist the wind because of their roots, which you can not see.
A few years ago I got to see the Redwoods up close and I was in awe.

Trees are beautiful and my card today is a reflection of their seasonal changes.  This stamp set is also on the retirement list and will be gone soon.  Grab it today!

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Nature Trees
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Pool Play Cardstock,  Beach Breeze Cardstock
Ink: Dark Roast, Limeade Splash, Orange Creamcicle, Beach Breeze
Silk: Gold
Accessories: Journey Sequins-Pink World, Journey Sparkle Cuts, Whip Cream Thread

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Happy Belated Mother's Day to the mom's out there.  I hope you had a great day celebrating you.

We had a BBQ at my brother and had a great time.

I want to share the Mother's Day card I created for my classes.

A very simple, but beautiful card.  I hope you always find inspiration here on my blog.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Ink Splat, Annual Celebration
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Watermelon Fusion Cardstock, Party Pop Pattern Paper
Ink: Watermelon Fusion, River Stone
Dies: Spring Bloom Minis, Treat Label
Accessories: Fashion Silver, Whip Cream Thread

Friday, May 11, 2018


Welcome to the 

Far East Blog Hop

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the Asian culture. Join us as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage!

You should have arrived from Alicia's blog but if not,

Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled 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.

We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!

One lucky winner is going to win 4 dies from Cheapo Dies!!

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 5/16/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Now, let me share with you my project.

I knew I wanted to play with this set from Fun Stampers Journey when I found out it was an Asian theme.  These lanterns are so fun to color.  I layered them as well to give them even more dimension.

Supplies Used: Light Up
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Candy Apple Cardstock
Ink: Black Licorice
Pan Pastels: Party Pop
Accessories: Black Licorice Journey Twine
Colored with Journey Color Burst Pencils

I had fun creating this card.   I hope you found inspiration here.

Next head on over to Veronica's Blog.

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


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I want share with you a stamp that I think is simply gorgeous.  It too is on the retirement list.  Make sure if you want it, you get it now.

I took the Ornamental Dream set and stamped the flower image with Black Licorice ink on Pretty Pansy, Grape Fusion, Lavender Fusion and Pretty Amethyst.  I then detail cut each layer.  I then stamped the leaf image from the same set in Black Licorice ink on Kiwi Slice, Limeade Splash and Lemon Grass Cardstock.  I detail cut each layer.
For the leaf, I just glued the layers together.  For the flower image, I used foam squares between each layer.  On the very top, I added a Clear Bloom Accent with Whip Cream Thread
To finish the card, I added a Lavender Fusion Satin bow to the left side.  Enjoy!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Ornamental Dream
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Lavender Fusion Cardstock, Grape Fusion Cardstock, Pretty Amethyst Cardstock, Pretty Pansy Cardstock, Pool Play Cardstock, Lemon Grass Cardstock, Kiwi Slice Cardstock, Limeade Splash Cardstock
Ink: Black Licorice
Embossing Folder: Above the Clouds
Accessories: Clear Bloom Accent , Lavender Fusion Satin Ribbon, Whip Cream Thread

Wednesday, May 9, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

I have mixed media card to share with you today.  This set is on the retirement list.

Here is what I did to make the background.
First, I used the Stain Glass stencil with Journey Modeling paste and let dry over night.
Then, I sprayed the whole card with Lavender Color Splash.  While it was still wet, I blotted the ink off the modeling paste areas.  I love the way it turned out.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Through the Storm
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Black Licorice Cardstock, Color Splash paper
Ink: Black Licorice
Color Splash: Lavender
Dies: Heart-felt
Accessories: Black Journey Twine
Stain Glass Stencil, Journey Modeling Paste,

Monday, May 7, 2018


 Hello Crafty Friends,

The Retirement Party is still going on and today I have a card to share that has two stamp sets that are retiring.

Get these sets before they are gone.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Cake Time, Flower Layers
Paper: Butter Cream Cardstock, Black Licorice Cardstock, Citrus Cooler Cardstock, Black and White Paper (previously retired)
Ink: Kiwi Slice, Black Licorice, Citrus Cooler
Accessories: Black Licorice Twine, Sparkle Drops, Journey Glaze

Saturday, May 5, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing another card I created using one of the stamps that is being retired.

Side view
The background was created using the Kiwi Slice, ink pad direct to paper.
It's hard to see, but I added some Journey Glaze to the jar for texture.
I also stamped the sentiment, "I hope thistle cheer you up" (included in the stamp), in Rock Candy ink on the inside.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Thistle
Paper: Kiwi Slice Cardstock, Limeade Splash Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock
Ink: Kiwi Slice, Rock Candy
Die: Journey Ovals
Accessories: Lemon Grass Thread, Rainbow Drops, Journey Glaze
Colored with Color Burst Pencils

Thursday, May 3, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are doing well today.  Today I want to share a card I created using the soon to be retired, "Hello Lovely" stamp set.

The card base is created using a piece of Pool Play Cardstock cut at 11 x 4 1/4.  I folded this piece in half, opened it and folded the top piece again.  This created a stand up or easel card.
On the Pool Play area at the very top (that you can't see in the picture, I lightly stamped some Whip Cream Ink to create clouds.
I then die cut 5 of the grass from Limeade Splash Cardstock using the Border Details die.   I then cut small stripes of a thick plastic (food containers work good) and placed them on the Pool Play Cardstock below the fold.
Using the Hello Lovely stamp set, I stamped the daisy on Whip Cream Cardstock with Black Licorice Ink, used my Copic markers Y15 and Y19 to color the flowers and fussy cut them out.  

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Hello Lovely
Paper: Pool Play Cardstock, Limeade Splash Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock
Ink: Black Licorice
Dies: Border Details
Colored with Copic Markers

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Hello  Crafty Friends,

Can you believe it is May already?  April was a whirlwind and I don't know what happened?  I have not been creating and have been overwhelmed, but I am back!  I need my creative therapy.  Are you with me?

Today I want to introduce our monthly promotions for this month:

Yes, you read that right.  We have over 500 items that are being retired at the end of June.  Lots of my favorites are going away, so I will be sharing some projects I created to say farewell to them, so check back all month.

We also have this additional deal going on, which includes a free Amaze machine!  What?!

As always, check it out on my website at

Have a wonderful May!