Friday, October 12, 2018


Quite possibly my newest favorite stamp set is Songbird, just released for the Concord & 9th October Release! And double the fun for me, I am so honored to showcase all the October Releases for Concord & 9th this month!

I started this card by stamping in Vintage Photo Distress ink the main stamp image of the bird onto Linen cardstock, accentuating with the leaves included in the set. I then stamped the same image onto white cardstock, coloring the bird with Zig Real Color Brush Markers, die cutting with a circle and arranging for a spotlight technique. I finished the card with a sentiment, also from  Songbird, and a few Nuvo Drops.

I created another card with the  Songbird set too. This time I started with a cream card base and stamped the main image with brown ink, accentuating with the flower additions in the set.

I colored this image with a mix of watercolors and Zig Real Clean Brush Markers, and then continue the image onto pink cardstock and added additional stamped flowers. I finished with some jute twine and a stamped sentiment.

It brought me such joy to stamp with this set from Concord & 9th, I hope when you pick yours up, it will for you as well! (affiliate links used)

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge:: October 2018:: Layers

The October 2018 Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge #26: Layers is here and we would like for you to be inspired by anything layers! You can paper layer, die layer, stamp layer, etc., that featuring amazing stamps and dies from Concord & 9th ! We can't wait to see how you were inspired, as this challenge is dedicated to the innovative stamp company and their products!

I don't often use layers of paper, so I stuck with the play on words, and created a layered/tiered cake!
I started my card by stamping the layers of cake from Top it Off (affiliate links used) in various colors of distress inks onto a pale yellow card panel. I distressed the ink with water and additional ink splatters. I then added the super cute topper and banner and finished the card with a stamped sentiment, also from Top it Off. This time, I even stamped on the inside of the card, the sentiment was too fun to pass up!

The challenge is sponsored by the fabulous Concord & 9th and one lucky random entry will receive a $25 gift certificate for a Concord & 9th shopping spree. The favorite entry will be asked to guest design for a future challenge! The challenge runs until October 29th, so there is plenty of time to pull out your favorite Concord & 9th stamps and die and create Plus, new Concord & 9th products were released TODAY and they are fantastic! 

You can find Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge on Facebook here, and their Instagram here!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

MFT World Card Making Day Challenges

MFT Stamps introduced a few challenges for World Card Making Day 2018 and I was lucky enough to get a few moments to stamp while my kiddos where chilling out too!

This first card is for the Clean & Simple Challenge. CAS cards are my favorite to make. This one I started with a white card base inked with some sunset colors. I then stamped and die cut a scene from the Llama Love Stamp Set, and finished with a few sentiments from the set.

This next one is for the ROYGBIV Challenge. I stamped a few leaves from the retired Forest Friends Stamp Set in black, then inked up the back of the stamp and "colored" the leaves in rainbow inks. I finished with a white heat embossed sentiment from More Essential Sentiments onto gray paper.

My last card is for the Flower Power Challenge. I stamped the Sketched Florals onto watercolor paper and colored them with a mixture of water and Color Bursts. I finished the card with a sentiment from Deepest Sympathy.

It was a nice and relaxing weekend for me, I hope you were able to have one as well!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs:: World Card Making Day 2018

Happy World Card Making Day! One of my most favorite companies is celebrating in a big way with a sale on some of their most popular products! Lil' Inker Designs is releasing the new Cover Up Die: Diagonal Plaid. Also, all Cover Up Dies and Quilted Stitched Dies (including this new one!) is on sale today and tomorrow for 10% off! (No code needed, just add to your card and save).

I started my baby card with a white card base and die cut the Cover Up Die: Diagonal Plaid in mint and baby blue cardstock. These were layered over the white card base, and then I accentuated the plaid with a cute little onesie from the Baby Onesie Shaker Die and from and a sentiment made from the Welcome Word Die and Baby Word Tag Dies.

Lil' Inker Designs has many Cover Up Dies and Quilted Stitched Dies,
here's links to some of my favorites:

I hope you have a grand World Card Making Day!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Cat Scratcher

My sister recently rescued two kittens, and I colored this cute MFT kitten from Smitten Kitten to match one of them. It is our birthday month (we are twins!) so this is heading her way shortly.

I followed along with both the MFT Sketch Challenge #405 (flipped upside down)
and the MFT Color Challenge #102. 

I started with a Limelight card base that had  pawprints stamped randomly in the background. I then added a white skewed panel that was embossed with Stitched Strips Die-Namics, to resemble cat scratches. I then added a sentiment made from Fishtail Flag Frames Die-Namics and stamped with a sentiment from Cool Cat.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Catherine Pooler Designs:: Amber's World

Life is about the journeys you take, some end up great, some not-so-great, but each has a valuable lesson! In a preview to the upcoming stamping holiday, World Card Making Day, Catherine Pooler Designs has a special stamp set, called Amber's World.

Amber Shaw was a new illustrator for CPD this past year, and shortly after designing this fabulous stamp set I've featured in my card, she perished in a house fire along with some family members. Catherine Pooler Designs will donate $2 from each sale of this stamp set during the month of October to the Go Fund Me Account that has been set up for Amber's surviving children.

This beautiful stamp set celebrates the world, stamping, StampNation and World Card Making Day.
Catherine Pooler Designs has so many fun things planned over at StampNation and social media for World Card Making Day this coming week! I cannot wait!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Coffee is Awesome, So Are You!

Today is National Coffee Day (and my baby boy turns 12! Happy Birthday Chase!)
The Coffee Lover's Blog is celebrating with a blog hop of their sponsors, and I am featuring some awesome sets available at Lil' Inker Designs!

You can check out the Lil' Inker Designs Blog to see their project and comment to win the fabulous Coffee Talk Stamp Set and Coffee Talk Dies or the Latte Love Stamps and coordinating Latte Love Dies!

For my card today, I've used another coffee set from Lil' Inker Designs that is one of my favorites, Super Duper Coffee Stamp and Die Bundle. I started by creating a superhero background using the Spiffy Spots Stamp Set, and a single color ink. I then stamped the Super Hero Coffee mug, fussy cut him inside of die cutting, and then colored him with Copics. I finished the card with a stamped sentiment, also from Super Duper Coffee.

How cute is he? I can't wait to send this to my friend as an encouragement, we all need it every now and then, right?

Monday, September 24, 2018

Gwyn's Unicorn

I feel so honored when someone asks me to make them a card specific to their loved one in mind. My instructions for this one: Gwyn likes unicorns and is turning 12.

I decided that playing along with the MFT Birthday Project-Birthday Surprise would give me the backbone of the card, a dancing/jumping unicorn (she wobbles!). I started by inking up the white card base with distress ink and the Cloud Stencil. I then die cut and colored the clouds, castle, rainbow and unicorn from Magical Unicorns, and arranged them on the card in a little scene. I covered each image with Wink of Stella for some shine and then some jewels for added bling. 

The unicorn has an action wobbler attached to the back, please head over to my instagram to see it in action! (For some reason I can't get the video to work here on my blog!)

Friday, September 21, 2018

Where Creativity Meets C9:: Peace and Comfort

I have a card up on the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge Blog for Challenge #25: Color Inspiration.

Please stop by there to see the full card!

The current challenge ends on in a few days, on September 29th, I hope you have a chance to play along! Check out Where Creativity Meets C9 on Facebook and Instagram!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs:: October 2018 Release:: Day Three

It's the last day of the Lil' Inker Designs October 2018 Release Showcase Hop... sad to see it come to an end but I hope you got lots of inspiration for these new goodies! This release from Lil' Inker Designs is as cute and fun as can be, and perfect for Halloween and Fall! If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from the ever so talented Jen Carter's Blog! (Visit the Lil' Inker Design's Blog for the full link up.)

I have two final projects to showcase today, and they are among my favorites! This first card features the adorable Monsters Ink Stamps and coordinating Monsters Ink Dies, along with the Stitched Mini Chevron Border Die. I love the muted look of these little guys, which I colored with ink and a blender onto cream paper. Gah, the cuteness1

And my final card today is all about fall. I am featuring the Fall Foliage Stamps and coordinating Fall Foliage Dies.

I started with a splattered inked cream cardbase and then die cut the images from Fall Foliage Stamps and coordinating Fall Foliage Dies and colored them with Copic Markers. I arranged them onto the card base and finished with a sentiment banner, also from the Fall Foliage Stamps.

Here's a look at the new release products showcased in my project today:

It is with pleasure that I get to send you to the talented Kimberly Rendino, as the next stop along the hop. I hope you get a chance to visit the Lil' Inker Designs Store now as products are already up at the store!!

Don't forget to leave a unique comment along the each of the stops on the hop! You can win the ENTIRE release by leaving unique comments on each of the stops along the hop each day!

Also, Laura has added a fabulous sale too, just in time for Halloween!

Spend $75, get Zombie Kids Stamps and Dies FREE. Add both to cart, enter code FREEKIDS at check out. Through September 30th, or while supplies US customers get Free Shipping!