Friday, March 22, 2019

3/23/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are enjoying Spring where you are at.  The first day of Spring here in Southern California started out with a rainy day.  I love rainy days so I was fine with it.  But today, seems to be a true Spring Day for us.
Today I have a card to celebrate Spring and all the flowers that are blooming around us.


The card base it made from Whip Cream cardstock, with a layer of Whip Cream Cardstock that is embossed with the Pretty Plaid Embossing Folder.  I then layered a Pool Play Cardstock circle that I cut from Journey Circles.
I then stamped the daffodils from Hippity Hoppin Stamp set and Black Licorice ink, two on one piece of Whip Cream cardstock and one on another piece.  I then colored them with Journey Splash pencils and took my blender brush with water to spread the color around.  I detail cut these out and added two flat to the card and one with foam squares to the middle.
I then placed a piece of Create and Bloom Pattern Paper.  I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Black Licorice ink.  I then fussy cut this out and used a foam square to adhere to the card.
To finish the card, I added a few rhinestones to the card.

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

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T challenge- Spring  #14
Craft Rocket Challenges- Flowers #108
Cute Card Thursday - Spring Fever #30



Thursday, March 21, 2019

3/21/19 Stampin Friends Blog Hop


 
Welcome to the Stampin Friends Easter/Pastels Blog Hop 

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


The base of the card is Whip Cream Cardstock, a strip of Playful Prints and a strip of Through the Years Pattern paper.
I then created the rosette with Spring Crepe paper, Whip Cream Cardstock cut with Journey Circle dies.  I then stamped the All Ears bunny stamp with River Stone and Watermelon Fusion ink on the circle as well as a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock that I then fussy cut out and placed on top of the circle with foam squares.  I then took a piece of blue Spring Crepe paper and tied it with Whip Cream thread and added to the bottom of the bunny for his bow tie.
I added this to the card and finished the card, by adding the sentiment from Annual Celebration with River Stone ink.

I then took this same idea and created a pin that I can wear on Easter.


I used Lemon Drop for the circle this time and included a green Spring Crepe bow tie.
Together, they make a fun little gift for someone on Easter.


I hope you enjoyed my projects! Don’t forget to leave me a comment to let me know how you liked my projects.

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

Please subscribe to my blog if you haven’t already and continue on the hop!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

3/19/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are having a great week.
Today, I would like to share with you a clean and simple card.


The card base is Whip Cream Cardstock.  I then cut a piece of Good Life Pattern Paper and used the Corner Rounder to round the corners.  The sentiment, "Joy Looks Good on You", is a stamp by Spellbinders that I had.  I colored it with my Copic markers.  I rounded the corners on this piece and then placed it on the card.
To finish the card, I added a Whip Cream Thread bow.

All supplies, except the stamp, can be purchased here.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
AAA Cards- Anything Goes with a Twist: Spring #20
Dare 2 B Artzy- Anything Goes #54
Little Patch of Crafty Friends- Anything Goes#37

Sunday, March 17, 2019

3/17/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

Happy St. Patrick's Day.  I have a very sweet card to share with you today.


I had fun creating this card.
The base of the card is Butter Cream Cardstock, with a layer of Lemon Grass Cardstock and then a layer of Through the Year prints.
I then wrapped a piece of Lemon Grass Thread around the card and tied a bow.
I stamped the jars from the All Year Long stamp set on a piece of Buttercream Cardstock in River Stone ink and then stamped the jars again using Lemon Grass, Kiwi Slice and Fresh Forest inks.  I then detail cut out the three shamrock and glued them onto the jars.  I placed the jars on the card with foam squares.
I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Black Licorice ink on to the card.
I finished the card by adding some Sparkle Silk to the jars.

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

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge -Anything Goes #19
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes #43
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes with Glitter #73


Friday, March 15, 2019

3/15/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

It's Friday!  Thank goodness.
Today I have a fun card to share with you.  If you know me, you know that I love anything that has to do with coffee.  Today's card is a celebration of my love of coffee and St. Patrick's Day.

The base of the card is Butter Cream Cardstock.  I took the Coffee Helps, coffee stain stamp and River Stone ink and lightly stamped the stain onto Lemon Grass Cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with River Stone ink.
I then die cut the coffee cup with the Coffee First Die set with Through the Year Pattern Prints and Buttercream Cardstock.
Next I added the Black Gingham ribbon and knotted it on the left side.  I added a Lemon Grass Thread bow on top.
I finished the card, by detail cutting out one of the shamrocks from the pattern paper and added it to the coffee cup with foam squares.

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


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

3/13/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

This week is St. Patrick's day and I have some cards I created to celebrate.
The first one I am going to share is one that was very fun to create.  I also tried something new.



I stamped the large shamrock from theI'm Lucky ATS with Lemon Grass Splash ink on Butter Cream Cardstock.  I then matted this onto Lemon Grass Cardstock.  I then used the Journey Corner Rounder to create the notches on either side.  I then wrapped Lemon Grass Thread around the card and tied a piece of Limeade Splash Satin Ribbon.
I stamped the sentiment from All Year Long stamp set with Black Licorice ink onto Butter Cream Cardstock.  I then cut the banner end on one side and adhered the piece to the card.
To finish the card I splattered Sparkle and Electric Lime silk to the whole card.

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

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread #20
Shades of Green Always Fun Challenges #9
Anything Green  Bitten by the Bug 2 #4

Monday, March 11, 2019

3/11/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

I have a card today that has no stamping.  I know this is not an "usual" card because we always use stamps, but I think you are going to like this.


I started with a piece of Good Life paper with the pink flowers.  I added a strip of the gingham paper and adhered it to the first piece.   I then wrapped and tied a bow with Whip Cream Thread.
I then die cut the word Hello with the Hugh Hello Die out of Rustic Rose Cardstock.  I glued this down to the card panel.  I then added 3 pearls to the bottom corner.
Lastly, I added the panel to the Whip Cream card base with foam squares.

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

I am entering this card in these challenge:
Spring is in the Air Daisy Chain Challenge  #18
Card with a Die Cut The Die Cut Divas #46
Anything Goes Creative Moments #60

Friday, March 8, 2019

3/9/19

Thank you for joining us for  
the SHAKE IT UP BLOG HOP


This is a blog hop featuring projects with parts that either move or shake! 

You should have arrived from Shannon's blog but if you didn't head over to Connie Can Crop , she is the beginning of this interactive 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 three awesome sponsors for this hop!!


Action Wobbles is giving away a 13 pack of Wobbles!!


AND


Simply Stamping with Narelle is giving away this adorable stamp set...Bella & Friends



AND



Wendy Bellino is giving away Two (2) Club Scrap page formulas. Each includes thirteen PAGE FORMULAS with cutting instructions (12x12 scrapbook format). Delivered as printable .pdf files.


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. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

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 1/16/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Now on to my project.

I have been having so much fun with this set, Magical Unicorn.

I created the shaker card part by cutting two clouds with Cloud Dream die set into a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock.  I then built the shaker card up and filled the shaker with small images from the same stamp set and some Journey Sparkle Dust.
I then stamped, die cut and colored the unicorn and added that to the card.  
The sentiment from the same set was stamped with Black Licorice ink on Whip Cream cardstock and added to the front.
A very simple design, but what a great interactive card for someone special.

I hope you found some inspiration from my project share.  Don't forget to  to hop over to Cindy's blog.

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

Be sure to join us next month for our

Rain Rain Go Away Themed Blog hop!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

3/7/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I have a clean and simple card to share with you, that is quick and easy.  One of those cards that are easy to make when you need a card quickly.


The card base was made with a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock and a piece of Good Life Prints.
I then die cut a Journey Ovals out of  Whip Cream Cardstock and adhered to the card.
Next, I stamped the hello from "A Simple Hello" stamp and detail cut just the word hello out.  I attached this to the card using foam squares.
To finish the card, I added three pearls to the card in a triangle shape.

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

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
CAS Blue  Crafter's Cafe Blog Challenge #17
Anything Goes Crafting with an Attitude #2
Anything Goes Cards Galore Challenges #67

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

3/5/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am sharing a card that I am in love with.  Do you ever make something that you just love?   Well, today is one of those cards.


I used River Stone Cardstock, Bubble Gum Cardstock and some pattern paper I had, to make the base of the card.
I then die cut the Film strip border from River Stone Cardstock, using the Film Frame die.  I layered a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock on top.
Next, I added an Eiffel Tower cut out, that was cut with my Cricut.  Next, I colored the Paper Nest Doll: French Girl Avery with my Copic markers, then detail cut her out and added her on the card using foam squares.
To finish the card, I added a Bubble Gum Satin Ribbon to the card.

Stamp: Paper Nest Dolls
Cardstock, Ribbon, Die: Fun Stampers Journey
Eiffel Tower: Cricut

I am entering this card into these challenges:
Critter 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #43
Girlie Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog #19
Anything Goes  Papercrafting Challenge

Sunday, March 3, 2019

3/3/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope your day is going great.  Today I have a clean and simple card.


I first layered a piece of Haystack Cardstock, that I wrapped with Whip Cream Thread around and tied in a bow.
I then adhered a piece of Good Life Prints to the card layer.
Next, I dies cut a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock with Journey Rectangles Long, which a layered onto the card and cut off the excess.  I then stamped the "A Simple Hello", with Black Licorice Ink on Whip Cream cardstock, fussy cut just the word Hello and used foam squares to add the piece to the card.
I finished the card by adding three pearls to the left hand side.

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

I would like to enter this card in these challenges:
Clean and Simple   2 Sisters on the Blog  #13
Anything Goes  Crafty Creations #121
Anything Goes A Bit More time to Craft   #57
Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog #64




 





Friday, March 1, 2019

3/1/19


Hello Crafty Friends,

It is the first of March!  You know what that means, it is time for a new challenge over at the Love to Craft Challenge Blog.  The challenge is Anything Goes and I hope you will join us.

I created a special project for this month's design team share.


This is a perpetual calendar.  On the month page, you can keep track of important birthdays.  You can also use it as a daily calendar, by changing the numbers each day.

This is what the side of the calendar looks like.


And the back, I create a stand for it out of some extra heavy chipboard.



The colors and pattern paper are all a part of the Good Life Collection from Fun Stampers Journey.
I cut the months and dates with my Cricut and the Designer Calendar cartridge.
I bound the whole thing with my Cinch machine.

The Fun Stampers Journey products can be purchased here.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

2/27/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I want to share with you the last card we created in my card classes this month.


The card base is made from Pineapple Smoothie Cardstock.  I then layered two pieces of paper, one that I embossed with the Bright Days Embossing Folder and one piece of RSVP Pattern Paper.
I then die cut the scallop pieces from Bubble Gum Cardstock using the Border Essentials Die set. I placed these back to back on the card over the seam of the two pieces of paper.  I then added a strip of the same pattern paper over that seam.
I then die cut the Treat Label out of Whip Cream cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from Everyday Script with Rock Candy ink.  I then die cut it with it's matching die set. 
To finish the card, I added a few Silver Fashion Embellishments to the card front.

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

Monday, February 25, 2019

2/25/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I am changing gears and sharing one of the cards that we made in my card classes this month.  I think this might be my favorite one too.



The card base is made from Whip Cream Cardstock and a piece of Good Life Pattern paper.
I then die cut the Bloom Cluster from Fresh Sage Cardstock and the Summer Branch from Journey Vellum.  I cut these in pieces and attached them to opposite corners from each other.
I then die cut from the Good Life Pattern Paper, the blue striped circle.  I attached this to the front of the card using foam squares.
Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Cottage Bouquet set, with Black Licorice ink.  I also stamped the daisy from the Cottage Bouquet set with Black Licorice.  I colored the flower with Color Burst Pencils.
I attached the sentiment with adhesive and then added the flower with a foam square.

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

Saturday, February 23, 2019

2/23/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I have another card to share that I made using the On the Bright Side stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey.


This one was a lot of fun to make.
I started by die cutting scallop borders from Border Basics from Beach Breeze Cardstock, keeping the negative pieces.  I layered these on the card base made from Pool Play Cardstock.
I then stamped the images from stamp set, fussy cut them out and colored each one with Color Burst Pencils.  I then added them to the card using foam squares.
Next, I die cut the clouds from Whip Cream Cardstock with Cloud Dream die set.  I stamped the sentiment with Beach Breeze ink on one of the clouds and then added them to the card front.

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

Thursday, February 21, 2019

2/21/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

It has been a whirlwind of a few days.  I have been so busy that nothing but work and home is getting done.

I am back though and have some great things to share with you.

Today, I am sharing another card from the On the Bright Side stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey.


I created the background by randomly stamping the images with Black Licorice ink on the Pool Play Cardstock base.
I then die cut Beach Breeze Cardstock, the two scallop borders with Border Basics Die set.  I then anchored these on a strip of Whip Cream Cardstock, that I had stamped with the sentiment from On The Bright Side stamp set and Black Licorice ink.
I stamped the sailboat and lure with Black Licorice ink on Pool Play Cardstock and Whip Cream Cardstock.  I used the Journey Color Burst pencils to color each image.  I then anchored them to the card using foam squares.
I finish the card by adding a piece of Natural Twine around the card and tied it to the lure.

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

Friday, February 15, 2019

2/15/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

It is Friday and I am so happy the week is over.   I hope to get some crafty projects done this weekend.  How about you?

Today, I am sharing with you a card I created because I have been dreaming of warmer temperatures.  It has been too cold in So. Cal and I like cold weather.


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

Stamp: The Bright Side
Paper: Tangerine Fusion Cardstock, Butter Cream Cardstock
Ink: Black Licorice, Tangerine Fusion
Accessories: Journey Natural Twine, Journey Glaze.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

2/13/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today is a very special little boys birthday and I want to share the card I created for him.


The pattern paper is from my stash, and I anchored this on a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey.  I then took another piece of Whip Cream cardstock and cut out a circle with Journey Circle Dies.  I stamped Happy Birthday from a stamp in my stash and Black Licorice ink from Fun Stampers Journey.

But the star of the show is the little Skater which I colored with my Copic Markers.  The stamp is a Paper Nest Doll and I love the simplicity of these stamps.

Monday, February 11, 2019

2/11/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you had a great weekend.
This past weekend we celebrated the life of a dear friend.  I made this card in honor of her.


This is a very simple card. 
First you die cut the Rose Garden die from a piece of Bubble Gum Cardstock.  I then glued this to the card base I made with Pineapple Smoothie Cardstock. 
Next, die cut a Whip Cream tag from Treat Label die.  I stamped the sentiment from the Must Have Sentiments Stamp Set with Black Licorice ink.
I added some Fashion brads and a Special Days Organza ribbon bow to finish it off.

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

Friday, February 8, 2019

2/9/19

Thank you for joining us for the
Paw Prints on my Heart Blog Hop!


This is a blog hop featuring projects showcasing the love we have for our fur babies!

You should have arrived from Nikki's blog but if not
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.


We have two awesome sponsors for this hop!!


Alicia O'Bryant with Golden Goddess Designs is giving away this super adorable Woodland Animals die set! 



AND



AudRey Mysterio with Orquide' Art is giving away this beautiful Mixed Media Tag she created.




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. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

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 2/13/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Now on to the project I created for the blog hop.
When I saw the theme was going to pawprints, I knew exactly who I was going to use for inspiration; my baby Princess! 


Here is a closer at the title, which I used stickers to create.


And here is a closer look at the picture that I love to just stare at.


Talk about puppy love.  I am not sure who loves who more.

Thank you for visiting my blog and checking out my project.  I hope you found inspiration.

Be sure to hop over to Tristan's Blog.


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

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

2/5/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am not done with making Birthday cards.  I made this card for a swap recently.


I love making shaker cards.  With the right tools, you can make lots of shaker cards.

I die cut the rectangle with the Journey Rectangles Die Set from Fun Stampers Journey.  I cut with two dies and pierced with one die in between.
I cut the balloons out on my cricut from some scrap cardstock I had.
After the card was layers up, I added the sentiment from the stamp set Inside and Out from Fun Stampers Journey and stamped it on with River Stone ink a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock and cutting a banner into the end.

You can purchase the Fun Stampers Journey supplies here.


Sunday, February 3, 2019

2/3/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

It's February and I am still making Valentine's Day cards.  Today I want to share an unique order I received.  The customer wanted 4 different valentine's for 4 brothers.

I used the same layout as this card, which I already shared previously.


I changed the colors and did a little bit of masking to create a new card.


Here is what the four finished cards looked like.





The customer was very happy.

Paper: Fun Stampers Journey
Stamp: Hearts and Bows ATS Fun Stampers Journey, Sentiment Stampin Up
Bugs: Stickers
Sweet Candy Dots  Fun Stampers Journey

You can purchase Fun Stampers Journey products here.


Friday, February 1, 2019

2/1/19


It is the first of the month and you know what that means.  We have a new "Anything Goes" challenge at the Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

Today, I want to share the card I created for the Design Team.


I used the Hearts and Bows ATC stamp and stamped with Black Licorice ink on Bubble Gum Cardstock, Watermelon Fusion Cardstock and Cranberry Bliss Cardstock.  I then anchored with with foam squares to the Black Licorice Cardstock and Pearled Basics panel.  I then added this panel to the Whip Cream Cardstock base. 
I added the sentiment from the Annual Celebrations set wih Black Licorice ink at the bottom.
Simple, but very festive.

You can purchase all these products from Fun Stampers Journey here.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

1/31/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

It is the last day of January and where did the month go?  2019 has kicked off it seems faster than any year before.   How you doing on your goals?

Today I have two cards to share with you.  I had this thought in my head when I saw this embossing folder, I was surprised how well my idea came out.


I thought the embossing folder would be cute as a sweater.    Don't you think.

I embossed with the Cozy Knit Embossing Folder a piece of Bubble Gum Cardstock and piece of aPool Play Cardstock for the sweater part.
I then sliced the top and bottom about 1 1/2 inches from the top in the middle with my paper cutter.  I then bent the pieces back to create the collar.  I held them down with a glue dot.
I then added the Sweet Candy Drops for buttons.
I stamped the sentiment from the Stay Cozy stamp set on Whip Cream Cardstock and detail cut it out.

Here is a closer look at each one:



You can purchase all the supplies from Fun Stampers Journey here.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

1/29/19

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I have another love card.  You could use it for Valentine's Day, or you could use it anytime actually.




To make the background, I first stamped the Fluttering Hearts Gel Impression Plate with Cranberry Bliss Ink on to Whip Cream Cardstock.  Then I stamped the Thread Sketch background stamp with Watermelon Fusion ink over the top of that.

I then die cut a heart from the Heart-felt Die set from Whip Cream cardstock.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Love Bandit stamp set and hearts from the same set in Cranberry Bliss ink and Black Licorice ink/
I then added some bigger hearts by stamping the black outlined heart from the Love Bandit set with Black Licorice ink on Watermelon Fusion cardstock and the solid heart with Watermelon Fusion ink on Whip Cream cardstock.

To finish the card, I splattered Sparkle Silk over the card.  I also added some to the Watermelon Fusion heart.

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