Happy Birthday

Trinity Stamps

August 31, 2020

Hi Friends! Happy last day of August. Can you believe another month has come and gone? I hope you all are doing well. I am on the Trinity Stamps Blog today with a fun birthday card.


I started my card by using the Slimline Layered Balloons Stencil and Distress Oxide Ink. The colors I used were Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin and Squeezed Lemonade. I moved the stencil around my panel overlapping the balloons as I went along. Although this stencil was designed for a slimline card, I love how it can also be used for an A2 sized card.


Next, I spritzed my panel with water and added a few white paint splatters. Once my panel was dry, I die cut my sentiment from the panel. I used the Scripty Birthday Die for my sentiment. I die cut it a few times and stacked them for a little extra dimension. I added the original die cut I had cut from my panel to the top of my stack and a black shadow to the bottom of my stack. I then attached them to the shadow die (included in the set) and attached them all to my card panel.


To finish my card, I added a few Melted Icicle Confetti sequins to my card panel. 

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed my card. I think this same card design would look great in lots of different colors, I hope you give it a try. 

Enjoy your day,



Trick or Treat

Ink To Paper

August 30, 2020

Hi Friends! How are you all doing? I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I can't believe August is almost over. Are you ready for fall and a change in the seasons? My desk looks like it, it is covered in Fall and Halloween. Kind of a fun change! Since it will be here before we know it, I thought I would share one more Halloween card for Ink To Paper
I started my card by using the Scaredy Cat Stamp Set. I stamped my images with a Copic friendly black ink and colored them with my Copic markers. I then used the Scaredy Cat Dies to cut everything out. Don't you just love that adorable little cat peeking out of the pumpkin? So cute!
For my card panel, I used the Nifty Plaid Background Stamp. I stamped it in Soft Stone ink and trimmed it down to create my panel. I mounted it onto a black mat along with a strip of Orange Zest patterned paper. For my circles, I used the Love To Layer: Scalloped Circle Die Set. I die cut the medium circle from white cardstock and the smaller circle from black. I then stamped my sentiment onto the smaller circle and heat set it with white embossing powder. Lastly, I attached the circles to my card front with foam adhesive.
Thanks for joining me today. I hope I inspired you to pull out some Halloween supplies and crate a card or two. 

Enjoy your day,

Waffle Flower

 August 29, 2020

Good Morning Friends! I hope you all are doing well and enjoying your weekend. I am stopping by quickly today to share a few cards that use some stitching dies I bought from Waffle Flower. Last week we drove to Spokane to move Morgan into college. It is a about a 14 hour car ride (each way) so I knew I would have some time on the way home (when I wasn't driving) to do some stitching. 


The stitching dies were released right before we left so I was excited to have a project to work on while we were driving. During a "normal" year my husband and I are able to travel quite a bit, so I always have a little bag of stitching supplies to take along. It is perfect for all the sitting in airports and waiting that sometimes goes along with travel. 


For my first card, I used the Stitchable Pinking Heart Die along with with DMC floss in a rainbow of colors. For my sentiments I used the Stitched Sentiments Stamp Set. It coordinates perfectly with all of the stitching dies and I know it is one I will reach for often.


I kept both of my cards very clean and simple...I let the stitching be the focus. 


For my next card, I used the Stitchable Hearts Die. I die cut the hearts across the bottom of my panel and quickly stitched them in a rainbow of colors.


I hope you consider giving these stitching dies a try. They are super fun and easy to use. I love how you can take them with you too!

Enjoy your day,



Sea Friends

 Pretty Pink Posh

August 28, 2020

Hi Friends and Happy Friday! I hope you all had a good week. Today I am sharing a card for Pretty Pink Posh

I've had the Sea Friends Stamp Set sitting on my desk for a month or so now, and I was determined to use it before summer was over. This card took a lot of turns while I was creating it. Originally, I had planned to ink blend on the die cut windows and then inlay the pieces back into the frame. Though while I was creating it, I felt that it was too "busy". So I went back to my plan and decided to keep my background white and clean. I like the way the colored images pop on the white background. What do you think?
Here is my original idea... Definitely fun and summery, but it just didn't work. 


Back to my card... I stamped and colored my images with Copic markers. I then used the Sea Friends Die Set to die cut my images.

For my card panel, I used the Storybook 1 Die. The Storybook Series is such a great basic set of dies. I love how they easily help you create a card layout and design. I popped my panel up with foam adhesive and attached it to my A2 card base. I then attached my sea friends and images to my card front. 

I hope you enjoyed my card today. Have a great weekend and I will be back soon to share another project with you all. 
Enjoy your day,

PinkFresh Studio

 Sending Love and Hugs

August 27, 2020

Hi Friends! I hope you all are doing well and having a great week. I am back today to share another card for PinkFresh Studio. For my card, I am using the gorgeous Sending Love and Hugs Set. It is a part of the latest release and a definite favorite.

I started my card by stamping my flower cluster with the Sending Love and Hugs Stamp Set. I then used the Sending Love and Hugs Die Set to die cut my image.

Next, I splattered a little white paint onto my stamped images and my dark blue card panel. I stamped my sentiment onto a white strip and attached it to my panel. I attached my flower images onto my panel and trimmed the edges. Lastly, I added a few clear jewels to finish my card. 

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed my card and I will be back tomorrow with another card to share.

Enjoy your day,


Simply Celebrate

Butterfly Reflections, Ink

August 25, 2020

Good Morning Friends! Today I am on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Blog sharing a fun birthday card.  I used this month's Mood Board for my inspiration. Have you had a chance to play along? The colors are so fun!


I started my card by creating my card panel. I used the Pretty Pink Pink Posh Stitched Strips Die Set to die cut a bunch of strips in a variety of colors. Next, I stamped the row of succulents from the Lawn Fawn Simply Celebrate Summer Stamp Set. I colored them with Copic markers and used the coordinating die set to cut them out. I also added a few white highlights with a white gel pen.


To finish my card, I used the Simply Sentiments Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment. This is such a great basic set of sentiments to have on hand, I love the font and they work perfectly with all of your favorite Lawn Fawn sets. Lastly, I attached my succulents to my card panel with foam adhesive


I hope you get a chance to join in this month's challenge. Here is the mood board and inspiration:


Thanks for joining me today.
Enjoy your day,


Craftiness is Happiness

 Taylored Expressions

August 24, 2020

Hi Friends and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. I am stopping by today with a card that uses this month's gift with purchase set from Taylored Expressions. This month it is a background stamp called Art From The Heart. You have until the end of August to make a $100 purchase and this set will be included in your package for free. 

I started my card by using the Art From The Heart Background Stamp to create my card panel.  For my sentiment panel I used the Craftiness Is Happiness Stamp Set. These two stamps sets work so well together.

To finish my card, I trimmed my panel down and wrapped it with baker's twine. I then mounted it onto my A2 card base with foam adhesive. Lastly, I attached my sentiment panel to the center of my card. 

What do you think? I love the Art From The Heart stamp. If you are thinking about placing an order, I would do it before the month is over as you won't want to miss out on this set. It makes such a quick and easy card, though perfect for mailing to all of your crafty friends!

Enjoy your day,


Framing Fall

Ink To Paper

August 23, 2020

Good Morning Friends! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend. I am back today with a couple more cards for the latest release at Ink To Paper
For my cards, I began by using the Framing Fall Stamp Set. I stamped both of the borders on white and kraft cardstock with a Copic friendly black ink. I colored them with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I used the same colors of markers on both cards.
Next, I used the Framing Fall Sentiments Set to stamp and die cut my sentiments. I used Enchanted Evening and Classic Kraft ink. I am in love with these sentiments!
To create my card panels, I used the Nifty Plaid Background Stamp. Once I had my panels stamped, I trimmed them down and mounted them onto a coordinating card mat. 
I then mounted a 1.25 inch strip across the middle of my panels with foam adhesive. I tucked my borders underneath and centered my sentiment onto the middle strip to finish my card. 
Which card do you prefer? I was having a hard time deciding so I chose to share both. 
Thanks for joining me today. I hope you have a great weekend and I will be back soon with another card to share with you all.

Enjoy your day,



Pretty Pink Posh

August 21, 2020

Good Morning Friends and Happy Friday! I hope you all are having a great week. We have been in Spokane this week taking Morgan back to college. Things will be a little different this year but she has decided to go back to school and live with her friends (as she had originally planned before Covid). Her school has made a lot of adjustments and accommodations, and we will be praying that everything goes as planned. There is no easy answer to all of this... I know it will be hard for us to leave but I also trust that this is the right decision for her. 

Let's get to my card, shall we? Today I am sharing a card that uses some fun supplies from Pretty Pink Posh.

I started my card by stamping the Spring Wreath and coloring it with Copic markers. I then used the coordinating die to cut it out. I just love this wreath...it is so sweet and perfect for so many occasions.

For my card panel, I ink blended it with Distress Oxide Ink in Twisted Citron. I then laid the Leaves Stencil over my panel and added Twisted Cirton and Mowed Lawn ink. Next, I used the Simple Sentiments Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment. Once I had my card finished, I added a few Lemon Drop Jewels to my card front. 

I am still having trouble with my links. I will list them here but please feel free to ask any questions and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Thanks for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed my card and I will be back soon with another project to share with you all.

Enjoy your day,

PinkFresh Studio

August 19, 2020

Hi Friends! I hope you all are doing well and having a great week. I am back today with a couple more cards that use some fun products from the latest release at PinkFresh Studio

As soon as I saw the Color Block Gradiating Stripes Stamp and Die I knew I had to create a couple of rainbow cards. 

For my first card, I used the Color Block Gradiating Stripes Die. I die cut it from white cardstock to create my frame. I then used colored cardstock to create all of my inlaid pieces. It took awhile to run each color through my die cutting machine but it was definitely worth it.

I love the clean look the inlaid background creates. To finish my cards I used the sentiment from the Sending Love and Hugs Stamp Set

I created my second card exactly the same. Though rather than using the die, I used the Color Block Gradiating Stripes Stamp.

I used my MISTI for all of my stamping. The MISTI helped to keep everything lined up and to make sure I got a nice even coverage with my ink. I used the same colors of ink as I did cardstock. Which do you prefer, ink or cardstock?

Did you place your order from the New Release? Remember tomorrow the the last day for free shipping (US) or discounted shipping (International). Thanks for joining me today. I will be back soon with another project to share. 

Enjoy your day,