Wednesday, February 27, 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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! 


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


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


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


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.