New Release

Pretty Pink Posh

August 20, 2019

Good Morning Crafty Friends!! I am so excited to be sharing the New Release from Pretty Pink Posh with you all today!! Everything is available in the store now, and you are going to want it All! It is an Amazing release!! For my card today I combined lots of the new sets. Let's get started...

I started by getting all of my card elements together. I created my background by ink blending Distress Oxide Ink in Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky. I then used the Star Stencil to add stars to my blended background. I loosely laid the stencil onto my background and added ink. I moved the stencil a few times and continued to lightly add ink. I wanted my stars to be in a random pattern. There are Six New Stencils being will want them all!!

Next, I stamped and colored my Sunflower and Bear Friends with Copic markers. I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. 

Then, I die cut the Scallop Frame and the Spooky Fence from kraft cardstock. I trimmed down my ink blended background and stamped my sentiment.  Lastly, I attached all of my stamped and die cut elements to my card panel to finish my card.

These bears just make me smile! What is your favorite from the New Release? It is hard to decide... I will be back on Friday with a Halloween card for the Blog Hop. 

Enjoy your day,

Grateful Greetings

Pink And Main

August 18, 2019

Hi Friends! Today I am on the Pink and Main Blog sharing a sneak peek at some Wonderful new stamps that are being released in a few days. You are going to Love all the new sentiments and banner strips...the possibilities are endless with these sets. 

For my card, I am using the Grateful Greetings stamp set. I set my sentiment up in my MISTI and moved my cardstock up or down stamping my sentiment in a rainbow of colors. You can do this with any and all of the sentiments strips that are being released. I think it would be really fun to change the colors depending on the season or the colors you are using in your card design.

Next, I used a piece of paper from the Summer Splash paper pad for my card panel. You will Love this paper pad...full of rainbows and fun. I attached this to my A2 card base and attached my Thank You strip down the center on my card panel.

To finish my card, I stamped the large Thank You sentiment (I love this font) from the Grateful Greetings stamp set onto a white cardstock strip. Lastly, I added a few enamel dots and attached it to my card panel.

These sentiments are great, definitely a Must Have!
Enjoy your day,

MFT Stamps: Camp Create

August 17, 2019

Happy Saturday Friends! Today I am sharing my cards for the MFT Stamps Camp Create Challenges. Rather than blogging every card separately I have combined all of my cards into one post. I will keep the details fairly simple and straight forward. I followed the videos and used the steps outlined in the videos for each technique. Please feel free to ask any questions and I will answer them for you.
I decided to use the challenges as a way to get ahead start on some of my Christmas cards this year. So you will notice that all of my cards are Christmas themed. Is it too early?

Day 1: Inlaid Made Easy

The challenge for Day 1 was Inlaid Made Easy. I die cut all of my elements from my card panel and inlaid everything back together. This is a technique I use a lot...I love how the card appears to have a lot of dimension but actually everything is flat.  

Die: MFT Stamps- Blueprints #27, Sentiment Label Strip, Let It Snowflake Too Die Set, Joy Die-Namics
Paper: MFT Stamps- Cardstock, Candy Land Paper Pack

Day 2: Magnificent Masking

The challenge for Day 2 was Magnificent Masking. I created my mask and did my ink blending.

I love when you peel the masks off!

After I stamped my sentiment in the center of my circle I added clear embossing powder. I love the little extra shine that the embossing powder adds. 

Stamps: MFT Stamps Handwritten Holiday
Dies: MFT Stamps- Stitched Circle STAX, Let It Snowflake Too Die Set
Paper: MFT Stamps Cardstock, Masking Paper
Other: Clear Embossing Powder

Day 3: Background Bonanza

The challenge for Day 3 was Background Bonanza. I created my background by using the Split Chevron Cover-Up Die. I filled it in with paper from the Fresh Squeezed Chevron Paper Pack. 

For my stamping I used the fun snowman from the Frosty Friends stamp set. I colored it with Copic markers and stamped and embossed my sentiment. I followed the Sketch Challenge for my layout.

Stamps: MFT Stamps Frosty Friends
Dies: MFT Stamps- Frosty Friends, Split Chevron Cover-Up
Paper: MFT Stamps- Cardstock, Fresh Squeezed Chevron

Day 4: Monochromatic Magic

The challenge for Day 3 was Monochromatic Magic. I started my card by ink blending snow cone ink onto snow cone cardstock with a snowflake stencil to crate my monochromatic background. Next, I used the Filled with Joy stamp and die set to create my Joy sentiment. 

Stamps: MFT Stamps Filled with Joy
Dies: MFT Stamps Filled with Joy
Cardstock: MFT Stamps
Other: PTI Snowflake Stencil

Day 5: Awesome Ombre

The Day 5 challenge was Awesome Ombre. I decided to create some Christmas tags for this challenge. I ink blended Distress Oxide Ink in Mowed Lawn for my ombre effect. I die cut cut two tags for each tag that I created. I then die cut the Christmas Tree Window Die from my tag and from my ink blended panel. 

Next, I attached my two tags together and inlaid my ombre pieces back into the tag.

Dies: MFT Stamps Christmas Tree Window
Paper: MFT Stamps Cardstock

If you stuck with me to the very end...Thank You! I have to admit it was kind of fun to figure out a way to complete the challenges with Christmas products. It also feels great to get ahead start on some Christmas cards.

I hope you are able to play along with the Camp Create Challenges at MFT Stamps this week. 

Enjoy your day,

Thinking Of You

Technique Tuesday

August 15, 2019

Hi Friends! I hope you all are having a great week! I am stopping by today to share another card using the Lotus Stamp Set from Technique Tuesday. 

I started my card by stamping my Lotus Flower in black ink. I then used my Zig Clean Color Pens to watercolor my image. (No. 021 Light Carmine, No. 041 Light Green and No. 050 Yellow). Once this was dry I used a couple of Copic markers (R20, R22) to add a little shading to my flower. Next, I used the Lotus Crafting Die to die cut my flower.

For my card design, I ink blended Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick across the top of my card panel. I misted my ink with a little water and set it aside to dry. I stamped my sentiment onto a linen piece of cardstock and added a gold glitter strip across the top before attaching it to my ink blended piece. 

To finish my card I attached my Lotus flower with foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a few clear rainstone embellishments as an added accent to my card. Thanks for stopping by...  


Enjoy your day,

Anniversary Winner!

Hi Friends!! Thank you to everyone that left a comment on my Blog Anniversary post. Morgan picked number 28 and...Emma S is the Winner!! Please email me as soon as possible Emma and I will get your package in the mail!!
Thanks Again to All Of You!!
I truly appreciate your kindness and support.
Enjoy your day,

Have A Magical Birthday

Hello Bluebird

August 14, 2019

Good Morning Friends! I have been trying to use some stamp sets that I bought over the last few months that I have not yet used. So today I am sharing a card that uses some stamps and dies from Hello Bluebird Stamps. I will link the stamps to the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Store because that is where I purchased them. Hello Bluebird makes the cutest images and in my opinion their dies are reasonably priced. 

I started my card by creating my background with the After The Rain Die. I die cut the background from white cardstock and used my blending sponges to add ink. I didn't add any ink to my sponges, I just used the "leftover" ink to get a nice soft shade. Next, I used the Sparkles Script Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment onto my bottom cloud. Once all the pieces were ink blended, I put my die cut pieces back together (kind of like a puzzle) attaching them to my A2 card base.

For my images, I used the Fairy Garden Stamp Set...such an adorable set of stamps! I colored my stamped images with Copic markers and then used the Fairy Garden Dies to cut them out.

To finish my card, I attached my fairies to my card front with foam adhesive. Lastly, I added the cute little ladybug to the bottom of my card...he was just too cute not to include!

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Have you used Hello Bluebird stamps before? I really think they have some great sets, and like I said before, you can't beat the price of their dies.
*Remember you have until Noon today to leave a comment on my Saturday Giveaway Post to be eligible for the prize!

Enjoy your day,

You Are Special

Pretty Pink Posh

August 13, 2019

Good Morning Friends! Today I have a card that uses the Peacock Friends Stamp and Die Set from Pretty Pink Posh. I love this stamp set and I have been wanting to use it again...Next week will be the Fall release so I thought I better get busy. Although I do think this peacock would be Beautiful in fall colors. What do you think?

I started by stamping the Peacock in black ink and coloring it with Copic markers. I colored the feathers in rainbow colors and then used C1, C2 and C3 for the peacock body. Next, I used the Peacock Friends Die Set to die cut the peacock. 

To finish my card, I stamped my sentiment onto my white card panel. I then layered this onto my purple mat and rainbow patterned paper card front. I attached my peacock with foam adhesive. Lastly, I added some jewels from the Party Jewel Mix...every card needs a little sparkle!


Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I inspired you to pull out a stamp set that you haven't used in awhile. Also, don't forget to leave a comment on my Anniversary (Giveaway) Blog Post from Saturday. I will have my drawing tomorrow.

Enjoy your day,