Tuesday, August 21, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

So yesterday was National Lemonade Day!  I sat down and created this card to celebrate.

Which do you prefer, lemonade or strawberry lemonade?  I can't decide either!

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Make Lemonade
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, RSVP Prints
Ink: Black Licorice
Dies: Journey Circles
Accessories: Lemon Sparkle Tape, Journey Glaze, Rainbow Drops, Licorice Twist Thread
Colored with Color Burst Pencils

Friday, August 17, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Summer has come to an end for me this week.  I went back to work.  I can't forget the wonderful memories I had this summer.  One of the best things that happened was going to Sea World.  I hadn't been there since I was in 4th or 5th grade. 

Today's card is to celebrate this memory and also hopes and prayers going to a few of my friends that are struggling with their health right now.

To stamp the whale, I inked the top of the whale with Catalina Splash ink and the bottom with Denim Days ink.

I distressed the "waves" with Whip Cream Ink.  I also outlined the words with Journey Glaze.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Get Whale
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Pool Play Cardstock, Beach Ball Cardstock, Catalina Splash Cardstock, Denim Days Cardstock
Ink: Denim Days, Catalina Splash, Whip Cream
Tools: Corner Rounder
Accessories: Wiggle Eyes, Journey Glaze

Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

I love the mountains.  I love the wildlife in the mountains.  I had so much fun creating this card to celebrate my love of the mountains and the deer that live there.

This is only the beginning.  My head is swimming with the ideas I could use that Window View Die with.  What about you?

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Deer Friend
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Pool Play Cardstock, Summer Days Cardstock
Ink: Kiwi Slice, Dark Roast, Black Licorice
Dies: Window View
Punches: 1 1/4 Circle
Accessories: Journey Natural Twine
Colored with Color Burst Pencils

Monday, August 13, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to a new week and a new blog post.  My summer is officially over as of today.  I am returning to work.  It is bittersweet, but I think I am ready!

Today I want to share with you a banner I created for Summer.

I used my Cricut and the Life's a Beach cartridge to cut most of the images.  I used the Doodlebug "Fun in the Sun" line to create the surfboards.

Here is a close up look at the end pieces.

Here is a close up of the letter pieces.

I tied the surfboards together with some orange bridal tulle.
I hope you are inspired to create a banner of your own.

Friday, August 10, 2018


Welcome to the Tropical Bliss Blog Hop

This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the tropical sun and fun of summer!

Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled hop! If you need to start at the beginning please begin with Cindy's blog.

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 all these goodies!!

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 8/15/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

So, not let me get to the project I want to share with you today.

Today, I thought I would create a 12 x 12 Scrapbook page.  

Here is a look at each page individually.

This is a new stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey and I am in love with it.
Here is a detail picture of the flower and leaves from the In The Tropics set.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: In the Tropics, Outline Bet
Paper: Kiwi Slice Cardstock,  Lemon Grass Cardstock, Sweet Pear Cardstock, Fresh Forest Cardstock, Watermelon Fusion Cardstock, Playful Prints, RSVP Prints, Corrugated Stock
Ink: Limeade Splash, Kiwi Slice, Sweet Berry, Black Licorice
Dies: In The Tropics, Summer Branch
Accessories: Journey Glaze, Journey Sparkle Dust

I hope I inspired you to create your own tropical scrapbook pages.

Be sure to head over to my Amanda's Blog.

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

Thursday, August 9, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Have you ever bought a stamp set because you thought it was cute, but you have never used it?  Today I want to share that stamp with you.

The stamp set is Always S'more.  I thought this was the cutest stamp set, but never really found a time to use it.  Well, good news!  Tomorrow is Smores Day!  What a perfect time to use this cute set.

I used the Hazelnut Blend ink to give the marshmallows the "toasty" look.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Always S'more
Paper: Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, Hazelnut Blend Cardstock, Butter Cream Cardstock
Ink: Hazelnut Blend, Black Licorice

Tuesday, August 7, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today is National Lighthouse Day and this made me want to create a card to celebrate.

I made the "light" from a Lemon Drop piece of paper that I cut into a triangle.  I then cut strips and spread them out on the back ground. 

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Bright Side
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Denim Days Cardstock, Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, Lemon Drop Cardstock
Ink: Hazelnut Blend, Black Licorice
Colored with Journey Color Burst Pencils

Sunday, August 5, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope today finds you doing well and having a great weekend.

Today I want to share with you another card from my July Card Classes.

I just love this flamingo and I had fun coloring her and including her on a card.

I stamped the leaves on the Lemon Grass Card Base.  I then layered up the pieces of paper and added the flamingo after I colored it with Journey Splash pencils.

Instead of coloring the flamingo with the pencils and then taking the Blender Pen with water to the color, I put water into a block and then dipped the pencil in the water and then colored with it.  This is how I got the dark shade of the color.  I then took the Blender Pen and brushed the color over the image.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Tickled Pink, Everyday Script
Paper: Lemon Grass Cardstock, Pool Play Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Playful Prints
Ink: Black Licorice, Cranberry Bliss
Tools: Journey Splash Pencils, Blender Pen
Accessories: Sunrise Mix Sequins

Friday, August 3, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

I am having so much fun crafting lately.  I have some new projects coming soon to my blog, so check back often.

Today I want to share with you my absolute favorite card from my July Card Class.

This was a fun new technique that I had to try. 
I first started with a piece of Butter Cream Cardstock that I embossed with the Layered Scallops Embossing Folder.  I then took Catalina Splash, Lovely Blue and Lavender Fusion Liquid Colors and mixed a little bit of water to them on a block.  Using a Blender Pen, I added the colors randomly to the piece of Cardstock.  That's it.  Pretty cool effect?

I then layered the card and stamped the shell from Beach Treasures Stamp Set.  I colored it lightly with a brown Journey Color Burst pencil and then brushed on a little Sparkle Silk over the top.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Beach Treasures, Cottage Bouquet
Paper: Butter Cream Cardstock, Pretty Amethyst Cardstock, Pool Play Cardstock
Ink: Hazelnut Blend, Catalina Splash
Liquid Color: Catalina Splash, Lovely Blue , Lavender Fusion
Silk: Beach Ball, Sparkle, Bubble Gum
Dies: Beach Treasures, Journey Circles
Tools: Blender Pen, Corner Rounder
Embossing Folder: Layered Scallops 
Accessories: Pool Play Sparkle Tape, Pearls

Wednesday, August 1, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Where did July go?  I cannot believe it is August already.  That means, my summer is coming to an end and I will be returning back to my day job.  I love my day job, don;t get me wrong, but I have really enjoyed relaxing, vacationing, crafting, etc.

Today is a great day at Fun Stampers Journey.  We have our new Holiday Mini Catalog, which is full of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas ideas and product.

Today also starts our Mixed Media promotion.  Receive 20% off all mixed media product.

Check everything out on my website here.