Wednesday Card Day – On Your Special Day

Wednesday Card Day Intro

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card using the supplies from the Simon Says Stamp May 2014 Card Kit. Now I’m going to be honest but I had a very difficult time thinking of cards that I wanted to make with this kit. Maybe my lack of experience in making masculine cards was the culprit. But I finally came up with something simple. I will try and make more with this kit to try and stretch my creativity.

Here is my card —

On Your Special Day


I started this card with Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card. I covered the entire front panel with the tweed/chevron patterned paper from the Be Different collection from Fancy Pants included in the kit. For the image and sentiment panel, I cut some Neenah Solar White card stock to 4 1/2 by 3 3/4. On the panel, I adhered 2 of the sneaker images from the SSS All Boy stamp set included in the kit. One was colored blue and the pink. I colored the images using Bic Mark It markers and I accented some parts with some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen. For the sentiment, I used the Card Phrases set from Stampabilities. I cut the stamp so it would fit on the front. I stamped the first and last part of the sentiment with Staz-On Jet Black ink and the I stamped the scripted sentiment with SSS Lipstick Red ink. To finish the card, I added a heart in between the 2 sneakers to make it look like a wedding themed card. I accented the heart with Elmer’s red glitter glue. I also rounded the corners of the front panel for added interest.

That’s it for this card. You can watch the video process here below or on YouTube



1. Neenah Solar White card stock
2. Simon Says Stamp May 2014 Card Kit (patterned paper and stamp set)
3. Memento Tuxedo Black ink
4. Staz On Jet Black ink
5. Bic Mark It Markers
6. Elmer’s Glitter Glue
7. Stampabilities Card Phrases stamp set
8. SSS Lipstick Red ink

Thanks — Sequin Shaker Card

Hi everyone!

When I saw this amazing sequin shaker card from Laura Bassen, I knew I had to make one. Even her very cheerful and happy process video in making the shaker card drew me in.

I have never made a shaker card before but with the fast popularity sequins are gaining, I knew it was a definite must to create.

I didn’t have the die cut that Laura used from Kelly Purkey so I had to improvise.

Here is my card —

Thanks Shaker Card


and the front panel with the sequins spread out

Thanks Shaker Front Panel


I started this card with a standard size card folded on the top from some Bazzill card stock in Patina. I die cut the 3rd biggest frame from the Sizzix Majestic Labels #2 on some polka dot paper from the Doilies 6×6 paper pad from Ki Memories. I also diecut the same shape from fun foam to use as the dimension for the sequins. I placed a small sheet of acetate to the back of the patterned paper panel.

For the sentiment, the die cut the Simon Says Stamp “thanks” die from some Blue Calypso paper from Bazzill and placed on top of the acetate. The die that Laura used had a built in sentiment, the thanks die cut acted as the built in sentiment.

Putting the card together was a struggle because I did not plan ahead for adhesives. I started with the card base, then the foam piece. I put some mixed pastel sequins I’ve had forever in my stash then the front panel with the acetate. I used my Xyron sticker maker to put some adhesive on the thanks die cut and adhered it to the center of the acetate.

That’s it for this card. 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! 🙂


Hi everyone! Today I am here with a card to celebrate the New Year. This card works great too as a congratulations or birthday card. It was my first time using gold ink and I loved it.

I made the brown card first using a textured card stock from The Paper Studio. I didn’t think that the gold ink stood out as much as I wanted it to, so I decided to try using another color. I chose the Blue Calypso card stock from Bazzil Basics. In person, the blue card stood out more but when I took the picture I felt that the brown stood out more. That’s why I decided to show you both cards.

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





and also an entry for the Pretty Pink Posh 10 Minute Craft Dash (I’m so sad that this is the last challenge – I hope you change your mind Paulina).

If you consider both cards, I defintely went over the 10 minute mark but if you base it on the first card I made which is the brown one, I finished that in 6 minutes and 18 seconds. The theme for this challenge is ANYTHING GOES!


Here is my card —


I started this card with a circle mask for the center. I cut the circle with the Sizzix Circle Framelits on some Inkadinkado stamping masking paper. I stuck the circle at the center and then I started stamping. I used the Chevron Backdrops from Lawn Fawn using the Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink. I stamped the entire background and removed the masking paper to reveal the empty circle. For the sentiment and image, I used a stamp from Studio G which I found in the dollar bins at Michael’s. I stamped the image and sentiment at the center of the circle with the same gold pigment ink. And to finish the card, I rounded the bottom edges.

That’s it for this card. Which one do you prefer? I personally prefer the blue. 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Thanks Friend

Hey everyone 🙂

Todays card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for the challenge is …  ANYTHING GOES!


wed-newchallenge-headerI made this card a while back and put it on my list of “cards to be blogged about”. But unfortunately, time and personal commitments did not allow for me to focus on my blog for a few months.

I learned this technique from Jennifer McGuire during the Pattern Play Online Card Class. Her technique was stamping on patterned paper or the Emboss Resist technique.

Here is my card  —

Thanks Friend 2

I started with card with some Bazzill Basics card stock in Licorice Twist folded on top to make a standard size card. I used a green tone paper from ColorBok’s Flea Market paper collection and I stamped the Stampabilities Tapestry Fabric background stamp in VersaMark ink. Then I embossed the entire piece of paper with the Martha Stewart clear embossing powder. I used some Broken China distress ink from Tim Holtz and covered the entire paper for the embossed image to pop. The places that had embossing powder resisted the ink and the places without, got covered in ink (thus the name – emboss resist). I attached a tiny heart punch from some shiny pink paper from the same ColorBok paper collection. I rounded the bottom corners of the panel and adhered it with Scrapbook Adhesives. For the sentiment, I used a stamp from Studio G and embossed it with white embossing powder from Martha Stewart. I also used some square gems from Studio G on both sides of the sentiment. To finish the card, I rounded the bottom corners and drew white faux stitiching lines around the patterned paper panel.

1. Bazzill Basics Licorice Twist card stock
2. ColorBok’s Flea Market Paper Collection (main panel and punched heart)
3. Martha Stewart Clear Embossing Powder
4. Martha Stewart White Embossing Powder
5. Studio G Thanks Friend stamp set
6. Stampabilities Tapestry Fabric background stamp
7. Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China
8. VersaMark ink
9. Studio G square gems
10. Hampton Art mini heart punch
11. Sakura white gel pen

Thanks for reading 🙂


SSS Wednesday Challenge Card #2 – Hello

Hey everyone! I’m back with a second card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.



The challenge theme this week is MONOCHROMATIC. I wanted to use patterned paper for this card and make it somewhat masculine.

Here is my card —

Blue Hello


I started this card with some Bazzill Basics card stock in Marshmallow cut to a standard size card with the fold on the side. To that, I adhered 2 coordinating patterned papers from a Studio G collection I found at Michael’s. The Studio G display in Michael’s was great! I got a patterned paper pack with 16 6×6 sheets of coordinating papers in the same color family.

With the 3rd piece of patterned paper, I used a Studio G stamp set for the “hello” sentiment using some — you guessed it Sky Blue pigment ink from Studio G. I finished of the card by drawing faux stitching lines with a Sakura metallic gel pen in blue.

Lets just say this was my Studio G card. 🙂 and there will be more to come since I did purchase more things from Michael’s.


1. Bazzill Basics card stock in Marshmallow
2. Studio G 6×6 blue toned patterned paper pack (3 designs)
3. Studio G Hello sentiment stamp
4. Studio G Sky Blue pigment ink
5. Sakura blue metallic gel pen 

Thanks for reading ! 🙂

Wish Big – 10 Minute Craft Dash

Hey everyone! 


Today I will be sharing a card I made for the 10 Minute Craft Dash over at Paulina’s blog (Pretty Pink Posh) The 10 Minute Craft Dash is celebrating its 1st birthday and Paulina has created an amazing bloghop for this. Along the way, there will be prizes for comments made throughout the bloghop. As I was blog hopping, let me tell you the inspiration was just sky high. Thanks Paulina for an amazing event – I am officially in love with chickies 🙂 🙂

As I was about to start this card, I got my supplies ready. I decided to use some circle and scallop punches and I also decided on which pattered paper I wanted to use. I also prepared my card sketch. I honestly thought that this would be a piece of cake.  I did get a giant wake up call about how challenging creating a card in 10 minutes would be. 

So here is my card 




I finished this in 9 minutes and 51 seconds.

I started with a cream card stock as base and to that I adhered a piece of yellow pattered paper from ColorBok’s Beach House Collection to cover the entire front of the card. For the images and sentiment, I stamped a mini set I got from Hampton Art. I colored the owl and sentiment using the American Crafts Chromatix markers. I cut them out using 3/4 inch circle punch. To add more color, I punched out 3 1-inch scallops from some red tone on tone plaid paper from the same ColorBok collection to back the circle pieces. This was all done at the 7 minute mark. At this point, I knew the only thing I had to was to tie some twine on the left side of the card and I would finish this in approximately 8 minutes. 

Then things got a little crazy – I realized that I didn’t like the twine so much and maybe a border strip would look better. So I rummaged through my drawer and looked for my Martha Stewart Lattice Edge punch and I was in fast forward mode. I punched both ends of the red paper and glued a strip of the yellow paper at the center for some contrast. And that was it – as I pressed stop, I had 9 seconds to spare. Whew!!!! That was a close one. 

1. Neenah Creative Collection Natural card stock
2. ColorBok Beach House Collection patterned paper
3. Hampton Art Birthday Owl Mini Set
4. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
5. American Crafts Chromatix Markers
6. The Paper Studio 3/4 cirlce punch and 1 inch scallop punch
7. Martha Stewart Edge Lattice Border punch