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,

Sending You Strength

Butterfly Reflections, Ink

August 12, 2019

Hi Crafty Friends!! Today, I am sharing a card on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Blog. I am using the Gorgeous Beloved Daisy stamp set by Altenew, definitely a favorite!

I started my card by using the Beloved Daisy Stamp Set. I did all of my stamping with my MISTI, such a great tool for keeping all the layers lined up and for getting a good impression with your ink. Next, I used the Beloved Daisy Die Set to die cut my flowers and the stems. There is also a Coordinating Beloved Daisy Mask Stencil to go along with this set.

For my sentiment, I used the Pink Fresh Studio You've Got This Stamp Set. This is such a great set, designed by my crafty friend Caly Person (she is so talented). I love how you can build a sentiment with this set, so many great and encouraging words. I stamped my sentiment in VersaMark Ink (onto Vellum Paper) and heat set Silver Embossing Powder. When you are using a heat gun with vellum, make sure your heat gun is very hot and keep moving it over the vellum so your paper doesn't warp. 

To finish my card, I attached my vellum to a piece of light aqua cardstock. I added my flowers and a few Pretty Pink Posh Valentine Jewels to my card front. Lastly, I attached everything to my A2 card base.

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day,