Giving Thanks – Pretty Pink Posh Sequin Shaker BlogHop


Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card for the Pretty Pink Posh Sequin Shaker Card Blog Hop. Paulina has a store selling the most amazing colors of sequins and other embellishments. And not only are the products amazing, she is amazing.

To celebrate the success of her store and the growing popularity of sequins, she decided to host a blog-hop and invite everyone to join in.

So here is my card  —

Giving Thanks - Shaker Card


I started this card with the Green Apple card stock from Simon Says Stamp cut to 4 1/2 by 5 1/2 (a little bigger than a standard size card).  For the shaker panel, I wanted to try something different (at least to me). I have never made a shaker card with different compartments so I wanted to try it. I have this die cut set from Momenta that I saw that the clearance area in Hobby Lobby and I loved it and immediately purchased it.

My first attempt was a minor fail. After I had placed where the flowers would go, I decided to make square compartments for each opening. I didnt realize that the sequins would barely stay in the center since the square was bigger that the flowers. My second attempt was the correct idea. I decided to use fun foam and I die cut the flowers where I wanted them and did a second layer.The sequins were contained only to the area of the flower.

The sequins I used are all from the Pretty Pink Posh shop. I used Lemon Drop, Tangerine and Pansy Purple. To each flower I also added mini clear sequins from Darice. I also scattered some same colored sequins to the front of the card which I adhered with Glossy Accents.For the sentiment, I used the Giving Thanks set from Simon Says Stamp. I used the “Giving Thanks” sentiment with VersaMark ink and added silver detail embossing powder from Recollections.

To finish the card, I felt the front panel was too white so added some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen on the edges.

That’s it for this card. I will back on Wednesday for another Wednesday Card Day.

Thanks for reading!

1. Simon Says Stamp Green Apple card stock
2. Neenah Solar White card stock
3. Momenta Cut and Emboss flower and stem die cuts
4. Pretty Pink Posh sequins (Lemon Drop, Tangerine, Pansy Purple)
5. Darice Mini Clear Sequins
6. Simon Says Stamp set  – Giving Thanks
7. VersaMark Ink
8. Recollections Silver Detail embossing powder

I Love You Watts and Watts – SSS April 2014 Card Kit

Hi everyone! Today I’m here with a card using the supplies from the Simon Says Stamp April 2014 Card Kit. This kit is packed with amazing things. The stamp set has a light bulb image and many matching sentiments. The papers from Simple Stories are also very bold and pretty.

You can purchase the kit on its own for 24.95 or be a card kit subscriber and pay 19.95 per month for each kit.

I wanted to enter this card for the Retro Sketches Challenge Blog but I was a couple of days late. I still decided to continue making the card because I thought it was a pretty unique sketch.  Here is the sketch from the challenge that I used —



Here is my card —

I Love You Watts and Watts


I started the card by trying to make a template with triangles. I really didn’t have a formula but I just drew diagonal lines and I ended up with 4 triangles. The second and bottom one were 1 1/2 inches wide and I used that for my patterned paper. I chose 2 floral papers from the Simple Stories and cut and adhered them. For the center triangle, I knew I wanted to stamp something. I used the light bulb stamp and the coordinating shadow stamp. I used Hero Arts Lemon Yellow for the shadow and Memento Tuxedo Black ink for the bulb. Then I decided to create a pattern of light bulbs just using the bulb image without the shadow to leave that one image as the focal point.

For the sentiment, I used 2 stamps from the set. I mounted them side by side and stamped it on Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

To finish the card, I used some Elmer’s Gold Glitter Glue on the heart and adhered some wood veneer shapes from Freckled Fawn.

You can watch the video below or on YouTube to watch all the specifics on how I made card —



1. Simon Says Stamp April 2014 Card Kit (patterned paper, stamp set and wood veneers)
2. Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Lemon Yellow
3. Memento Tuxedo Black ink
4. Elmer’s Gold Glitter Glue
5. Glossy Accents 

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading and watching!

Thank You For Everything

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a thank you card. It seems like I have been on a thank you card kick lately. I used one my favorite stamps from Simon Says Stamp. It is the Life Is A Journey set. I got this set from the September card kit and I have been in love with it.

The techniques I used for this card came from a tip that Laura Bassen shared during the Clean and Simple – One Layer Cards from Online Card Classes.

Here is my card —

Thank You For Everything Flowers


I started this card with Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card. I used the dots stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop and sponged it with some Memento Desert Storm ink. I also used the Simon Says Stamp Banner stencil and sponged it on the center with more Desert Sand ink.

For the flowers, I used the Simon Says Stamp Life is a Journey set and various shadow ink colors from Hero Arts (I will list them in the supply list below). I stamped a random pattern using the various flowers and leaves from the set diagonally.

For the sentiment, I used the “thank you” and “for everything” stamps from the same SSS set. I stamped the thank you on the stenciled banner and the “for everything” below the banner using Hero Arts Cup O’ Joe ink.

The technique that Laura shared was that we can show dimension through some illusion by layering inks.

1. Neenah Solar White card stock
2. The Crafter’s Workshop Dot Stencil
3. Simon Says Stamp Life is a Journey set
4. Hero Arts Shadow Inks (Green Hills, Ultra Pink, Passion Flower, Cornflower
     Blue, Fresh Peach, Soft Cantaloupe, Butter Bar, Tide Pool, Lemon Yellow,
     Mint Julep, Cup o’ Joe)
5. Memento Ink in Desert Sand


This is shared for the Work It Wednesday feature over at the Simon Says Stamp blog 

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading!



Wednesday Card Day – Wishing You Love and Laughter

Hi everyone!

Wednesday Card Day Intro


Today’s card is an inspiration I got from a card shared by Christina Kowalczyk from My Paper Secret at the Clean and Simple Online Card Class – One Layer Cards. She did the same sharp color blocking technique but used embossing powder instead. I was inspired by that and decided to use a stamp rather than embossing powder.

Here is my card —

Wishing You Love and Laughter

On a standard size card, I masked off an area at the center to fit my sentiment. Then around it, with 5/8 inch strips of masking paper, I started creating my blocked abstract pattern. I used the swirly stamp from Simon Says Stamp Life is a Journey set. That set is one of my favorites from SSS. I stamped the swirl image in each blocked area with different inks. (See supply list below with all the colors I used)

For the sentiment, I used the Truly Appreciated set from Hero Arts. I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

You can watch the video below to watch all the specifics on how I made card —


1. Neenah Solar White card stock
2. Inkadinkado stamping masking paper
3. Simon Says Stamp – Life is a Journey stamp (swirl)
4. Hero Arts – Truly Appreciated stamp (sentiment)
5. Memento Tuxedo Black ink (sentiment)
6. Simon Says Stamp ink – Midnight Green, Island Blue and Lipstick Red
7. Hero Arts shadow ink – Pale Tomato, Butter Bar, Lime Green,        
     Soft Cantaloupe, Passion Flower, Mint Julep, Cornflower Blue,
     Lemon Yellow, Orange Soda and Soft Pool

That’s it for this card! Thanks for stopping by.

This is shared for the Work It Wednesday feature over at the Simon Says Stamp blog