Sending You Buckets of Happy


Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card for Day 1 of Online Card Classes. The class is all about stencils and different ways we can use them. For day 1, it was the basic use stencils using sponging and spritzing. To be honest, this was the only way I thought stencils could be used. Of course I was wrong and the next 3 days of classes showed me that.

Here is my card —

Sending You Buckets of Happy


I started this card with some Citrus Yellow card stock from Neenah Creative Collection cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. For the panel, I used panel of Neenah Solar White cut to 5 1/2 by 3 inches. I masked of the center line with some Post It sticky tape. For the background, I used an inexpensive flower stencil I got at Hobby Lobby for less than 3 dollars. It had different sizes of flowers which I used. I sponged the flowers randomly throughout the panel using Memento inks in Rosebud, Tangelo, Dandelion, Bahama Blue and Grape Jelly. For the masked sentiment area, I used the Love This stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I selectively stamped the Sending You Buckets of Love sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black but did not ink the word love. Instead I used happy and placed the it’s gonna be ok” sentiment below. To finish the card, I placed to think strips of Bazzil’s Pansy card stock as a side border which gives the card a finished look.

1. Neenah Creative Collections card stock in Citrus Yellow
2. Neenah Solar White card stock
3. Bazzill card stock in Pansy
4. flower stencil from Hobby Lobby
5. SSS stamp set – Love This
6. Memento Inks  – Tuxedo Black, Rosebud, Tangelo, Dandelion, Bahama Blue, Grape Jelly
7. Imagine Crafts sponge daubers
8. Post It sticky tape
9. AdTech adhesive dot runner

That’s it for this  card. I will do some more homework cards for days 2-4 first but I will be back later in the week with a card the is the CASE of an amazing card that Debby Hughes shared on Day 1.

Thank you for reading!


SSS January Kit Card #4 – OMG I Love You

Hi everyone! Today’s card is my 4th card for the Simon Says Stamp January kit. I still have a few ideas and I will probably have more than my normal 5 cards per kit. I also joined the most recent Online Card Class – Stenciled, so there will be lots of posts in the next few days.

For this card, I wanted to the focus to be on the beautiful patterned paper included in the kit from the Beloved collection from Fancy Pants. I love how bright, cheery and moderns the prints were. I also used this sketch that I found from the Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking blog a while back. I’m sorry if I’m not able to properly credit the owner of this sketch as I took a screen cap and forgot to copy the link.

Here is the sketch I was inspired by –

card sketchand here is my take on the sketch –

OMG I Love You


I started this card with some Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a square 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 card. I wanted to use the grey striped paper from the kit, but I had already used it for another card, so instead I used this grey chevron pattern covering the entire card base with from the Chalk Studio Collection from My Minds Eye. Then I used the patterned papers from the kit as the top pieces. I cut the striped paper using the biggest circle from the Sizzix Circle Framelits die, and the pink chevron using the fourth to the smallest die from the same set. For both the banners, I used the Framelits Banners #2 set. I adhered the paper pieces just like the sketch. Before attaching the pink chevron circle, I stamped the sentiment “OMG I (Heart) U” from Only Have Eyes For You stamp set included in the kit with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. To finish the card, I added some of the Hero Arts diamond gems also included in the kit and rounded the bottom corners.

That’s it for today. I will be back later today with a card from Day 1 of the new Stenciled Online Card Class. And within the next few days for more cards from the January Kit.

Thanks for reading!

SSS January Kit Card #3 – Heart Speech Bubble

Hi everyone! I’m here today with my 3rd card for the Simon Says Stamp Monthly Card Kit. This card will be an entry for the Retro Sketches Challenge #97  over at their blog. Here is the sketch I used as inspiration.


Here is my card using the supplies from the Simon Says Stamp January card kit —

Heart Speech Bubble

I started this card with some Marshmallow card stock from Bazzill cut to a standard size landscape card. I adhered the triangular patterned paper from Fancy Pants included in the kit on the entire front of the card. I then adhered a 2 1/2 by 5 1/2 piece of vellum towards the bottom of the card so that the pattern paper underneath would have a sheer effect. Looking at the sketch above, the sheer effect of the vellum was what I wanted to be the cut. But because it was too sheer and barely noticeable, I decided to place a strip of patterned paper from the same collection to accentuate where the vellum begins.

I die cut the second to the smallest frame from the Sizzix Fancy Labels #3 from more Bazzill Marshmallow card stock and I placed the monster image at the center with foam squares. I stamped the monster on pink patterned paper with a chevron detail from the Fancy Pants paper included in the kit. I paper pieced the mouth and eyes on white card stock and glued it to the image. I placed the speech bubble  paperclip as if the monster was saying something like I love you since it was a heart. To finish of the  card, I placed some clear diamond gems from Hero Arts and some pink gems from Hampton Art in random places for added interest.

That’s it for this card. I will try and make at least 2 more cards from this before the month is over. Thanks for reading! 🙂

SSS January Kit Card #2 – Love You Sew Much

Hi everyone! Today I am here with my second card for the January 2014 card kit from Simon Says Stamp. This kit is quite versatile and really has endless possibilities.

For today’s card, I was inspired by a tutorial that Jennifer McGuire did on her blog and YT channel. In this video, she stitched the sentiment “love you sew much” and I just loved it. Here is my take using her card as inspiration.

Love You Sew Much

I started the card with some Bazzill Basics card stock in marshmallow as the base of the card cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. To that, I adhered the grey and white patterned paper from Fancy Pants included in the kit. For the top panel, I used another piece of the Marshmallow card stock and stamped the sentiment, the hearts and the dash stitched lines in Memento’s Desert Storm. I wanted to choose a light ink so I could stitch above it and it would not be seen. Then the stitching started – I poked holes using a needle on each aspect of the card. I tried to make the holes as even as possible using the stamped lines. I used some variegated embroidery floss from DMC with different shades of pink.

For the needle, I decided to over it with a silver pilot marker, but true to who I am I messed it up. I didn’t want my hard work of stitching go to waste so I covered up the stamped needle with a real one. I attached the needle with glossy accents. I felt that the card was missing something and since this is a sewing theme card, I decided to sew in some buttons. These are very inexpensive buttons I got at Walmart.

To finish the card, I attached the front panel on to the card base with foam squares for added dimension.

That’s it for this card. I have a few more planned for this kit that will be posted in the coming days.

Thanks for reading!