Monday, August 8, 2016

Happy 6th Birthday to Simon Says Stamp!

The Monday challenge at the Simon Says Stamp blog last week was to make a celebration card to help celebrate the 6th birthday of Simon Says Stamp. I put together this card for the challenge using supplies that I've purchased from them over the years!

Find out more about this challenge here.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Day 2 - Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 103

Today was the second day of Creative Chemistry 103. I've discovered paint lifting is not my friend, but not all techniques are for everyone I guess :)

Here are my assignments for the day:

1 - Distress Paint Resist

2 - Distress Paint Lifting (not for me!)

3 - Distress Stain Rub Resist

4 - Luminous Mica

5 - Marker Spritzed Watercolor (coming soon! I only have black and white distress markers o.O)

Monday, August 1, 2016

Day 1 - Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 103

Today was the first day of Creative Chemistry 103. Absolutely loving it so far. I want to "attempt" to keep up with everything. So far so good (even though it is very late!)

Without further ado, here are my assignments for the day

1 - Ombre Technique

2 - Highlight Stamping

3 - Offset Stamping

4 - Washed Watercolor

5 - Micro-glaze Resist

That was it for today! Glad I managed to get all the technique tags done. I did some a few times o.O

Looking forward to tomorrow!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

You're So Sweet

Here is a card inspired by an Online Card Class. This is a single layer card with in-laid die cuts (technically 2 layer because I added a card base). I went back to my trusty valentine CCC color combination, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Cherry Cobbler.

I laid out 1/2 inch strips of the colored cardstock, adhering them to printer paper. I then die cut out the heart using the Hearts collection Framelits. Next, I used the Hearts stencil and used versamark to create what looks like a shadow. I then offset the stencil, and used Whisper White craft ink to make it look like the hearts were jumping off the paper. Obviously my versamark pad was a bit filthy, as it turned one of the hearts a bit gray, but I don't think that's worth scrapping it.

I then cut the same heart out of Whisper White cardstock and stamped and colored the sentiment. Then I assembled everything together on a Cherry Cobbler card base.

I used the photo-polymer set Countless Sayings 2 for the sentiment, and colored it in with the Calypso Coral Blendabilities (my friend's markers that I used while she was napping ;) ). I then added dots with the Uniball Signo White Gel Pen.

I think I may take advantage of all these blendabilities sets available free with Sale-a-bration, I was pleasantly surprised!

It's Sale-A-Bration time again, remember that you can pick a free Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 (pre-tax) spent! Visit my online store fall all these supplies and to take advantage of this offer!


  • Countless Sayings 2 stamp set 135893
  • Whisper White card stock 100730
  • Cherry Cobbler card stock 119685
  • Calypso Coral card stock 122925
  • Crisp Cantaloupe card stock 131298
  • Versamark ink pad 102283
  • Whisper White Craft ink pad 101731
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad 132708
  • Calypso Coral Blendabilities Marker pack 130996
  • Uniball Signo Gel Pen 105021
  • Hearts Collection Framelits 125599
  • Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks 133777

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Valentine Love

Here is a card using a sentiment from a set called Hello Life from the Occasions Catalog. This is a photopolymer set, so it was easy for me to extend the drawn line to the edge of the card (the curly-cue on the right hand side is actually the "e" from the "love", I wasn't watching, oops!).

To make this card I sponged (similar to a cosmetic sponge), in a pouncing motion on top of the Hearts decorative mask stencil. I used the "CC" theme, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, and Crisp Cantaloupe for the hearts gradient. I used Staz-On for the sentiment, then lined up the stamp and stamped again to extend the line to the width of the card.

The doily heart is a design that I cut on my Silhouette Cameo, I don't think this particular design was suited for being cut on such a small scale... it was quite "fun" to weed all the hundreds of tiny pieces (hard to see in the photo, but the interior heart is a lacy grid). I think it was worth it though!! I adhered it to the card using bits of Stampin' Dimensionals.

The silver glitter heart was cut using the smallest framelit from the Hearts collection, and the red glitter heart was cut from the Fashionable Hearts embosslit.

Cardstock Dimensions

Whisper White - 4" x 5.25"
Cherry Cobbler - 4.25" x 11 (scored at 5.5")


All of these materials are available to purchase through my Stampin' Up! online store. Feel free to order there or to email me at
  • Hello Life 137136
  • Hearts and Stars Decorative Mask 133777
  • Crisp Cantaloupe Ink 131176
  • Calypso Coral Ink 131176
  • Cherry Cobbler Ink 126966
  • Staz-On Black Ink 101406
  • Red Glitter Paper 121790
  • Silver Glitter Paper 135314
  • Heart Framelits 125599
  • Fashionable Hearts Embosslit 125596
  • Cherry Cobbler Paper 119685
  • Whisper White Paper 100730

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Coloring on Sahara Sand

This picture does not do this card justice. The white embossing detail doesn't show clearly, rest assured the embossing shows a nice clean intricate design. I had seen some cards where people colored a white embossed image with markers on Kraft card stock. The colors look very nice in contrast with the white line art. I decided to give it a try, I didn't want something as dark as Kraft, so I used Sahara Sand.
I used the flower from the Flower Shop stamp set, and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I simply stamped the flower multiple times on the Sahara Sand with Versamark ink and heat embossed white embossing powder. I colored in the images with Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral. I repeated this color scheme on the sentiment, it is stamped in Calypso Coral and matted with Coastal Cabana.


Flower Shop stamp set (w.130939,c.130942)
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (w.128748, c.127802)
Sahara Sand card stock (121043)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Coastal Cabana marker (in color set -131260)
Calypso Coral marker (subtles set - 131263)
Calypso Coral ink (126983)
Versamark Ink (102283)
White embossing powder (109132)
Word Window Punch (119857)
Modern Label Punch (119849)
Pearls (119247)

Visit my online store to purchase the materials for this project.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ten Minute Card - Hope

This card is a combination of inspiration from multiple cards I've seen in various places like the demonstrator website and on Pinterest. I'm using one of my favorite stamp sets again - Blooming with Kindness. As I look at it now, the one thing I would change is adding a Coastal Cabana mat around the embossed panel, and then mounting it on a white card base.


  • Make card base out of Coastal Cabana card stock
  • Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock
  • Emboss the Whisper White panel with the Framed Tulips Embossing folder, trim to the scallop design using trimmer
  • Cut a 3 1/8" x 4 3/8" piece of Coastal Cabana card stock to use as a mat inside the embossed design
  • Cut a 2 7/8 x 4 1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock to stamp on
  • Using the En Francais background stamp, ink with Coastal Cabana ink - Stamp off onto a scrap piece of paper, then stamp onto the white card stock
  • Ink the Bloom from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set, stamp on the upper right corner of the card stock
  • Ink the Hope sentiment with Coastal Cabana ink and stamp in the lower left corner
  • Adhere stamped panel onto the Coastal Cabana mat
  • Adhere mat inside the embossed panel design
  • Adhere embossed panel to the card base


All of these materials are available to purchase through my Stampin' Up! online store. Feel free to order there or to email me at

  • Blooming with Kindess Stamp Set (c.126422 w.131961)
  • En Francais Stamp Set (c.127790, w.128562)
  • Coastal Cabana Ink Pad (131175)
  • Coastal Cabana Card Stock (131297)
  • Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
  • Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (121809)