Just Saying Hello

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.



The theme for this challenge is LET’S BE CLEAR! Any clear item can be used. For this card, my clear items are – a clear card base and clear embossing powder.

This card is also an entry for the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog.

Challenge 85


The theme for this challenge is to use the summer color combo provided in the graphic above.

Here is my card —

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I started this card with a 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 piece of Neenah Solar White card stock. I stamped the Lawn Fawn Chevron Borders stamp with Memento inks in Bahama Blue, Dandelion and Tangelo alternately on the panel. For the sentiment, I used a sentiment from the Trult Appreciated set from Hero Arts. I stamped it with black pigment ink and clear embossed it. We were allowed to use little bits of black and white so I wanted the sentiment to stand out. To add a little more black and white elements, I added some enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye.

For the card base, I didn’t have those fancy pre-cut clear cards, so I just used thick transparency sheets from Staples and made my own clear card base. I rounded the corners of the main panel and stuck it on the front of the card and I also stuck coordinating pieces white card stock to cover the adhesives.

For a complete list of tools and supplies, please the supply list below.

That’s it for this for this card.

Thanks for reading!


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 #1 – Happy Valentine’s Day

Hi everyone! Today’s card is my first card for the Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit. This card kit is pure awesome! I love the stamp set included and it coordinates well with the rest of the kit. You can purchase the card kits over at Simon Says Stamp for 24.95, but if you become a card kit member you can get the kit every month for 19.95. Let me tell you — it is totally worth it.

This card is also an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this challenge is BLING IT ON!!!




Here is my card — (I’m sorry for the quality of the picture, since it has been raining here for 3 days non stop it was almost impossible to get a decent shot.)

Happy Valentines Day


I started this card with Marshmallow card stock from Bazzil cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. I stamped the heart balloon from the Only Have Eyes For You set that came in the kit towards the top of the card with Memento’s Bahama Blue, Rose Bud, Pear Tart, Lilac Posies and Lady Bug. I stamped it using masking paper to make it look like the balloons were either in front or behind each other. I used the mini sentiments from the same set and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black randomly inside the balloons. Then I used some clear stickles and painted them on the balloons for some shine. I really like those foil balloons with the greetings printed on them so that was what I was trying to imitate. I stamped the strings also from the same set in Memento’s London Fog.

For the monster, I stamped it on white card stock and used the Chromatix Markers Bubblegum trio from American Crafts. I tried my blending techniques again and even if I’m still not completely satisfied with it, this is the first time I have seen actual shading on the finished image. After coloring, I cut the monster out and placed him at the  center of the card with foam squares.

For the sentiment, I used the Happy Valentine’s sentiment from the same Only Have Eyes For You set in Memento’s London Fog ink. I know that we still will welcome the new year, but I just couldn’t help myself with such an adorable stamp set. 🙂

To finish the card, I put some Glossy Accents on the eyes and mouth of the monster for some dimension.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading. Happy New Year! May there be more crafting and card making in 2014!

Owl I Want For Christmas Is You

Owl I Want For Christmas Is You 

I made this card in October and I entered it for the Lawn Fawn and Two Peas In A Bucket challenge. I thought I would share it since I never made a blog post about it. 🙂

Owl I Want For Christmas Is You

I started out with a bamboo green card stock from The Paper Company cut to a standard size card with the flap on the side. To that I layered some red card stock and then layered the green chevron paper from Lawn Fawn’s Fa-la-la patterned paper pack. For the top panel, I stamped the Polaroid image from Say Cheese on the O Christmas Tree patterned paper from the same Fa-la-la paper pack. I distressed the Polaroid with some Dessert Sand ink from Memento. For the actual picture in the Polaroid, I distressed the background with some Summer Sky ink from Memento on the entire square and some Broken China Distress ink for a darker effect on the sides. Then I stamped the Snowflake stamp from Imaginisce in Bahama Blue ink from Memento and accented each snowflake with some blue stickles. For the owl, I used Lawn Fawn’s Winter Owl set. I stamped the owl on some plain white card stock and colored it in with Copics. I paper pieced the scarf with the same green chevron paper from the Fa-la-la paper pack by Lawn Fawn. I used googly eyes for fun. For the sentiment, I used the puny sentiment from the same Winter Owl set. I stamped the each word individually to properly space it between three lines in Lady Bug and Cottage Ivy inks from Memento. I also stamped the mini heart border. I placed some peppermint single cord from Lawn Fawn under the die cut image for added accent.