Sunday, July 23, 2017

Emboss Resist Shadow Sentiments!

Hello my stampy friends! Hope all is well with you.
It is still SO HOT, that all I did was stay inside and make cards!

I was especially inspired by the


challenge. Here is the card that Ashley Cannon Newell designed for her challenge:
Isn't it adorable?? 
I LOVE this technique, so I just had to try it!

Here is my first card using this technique:


A CAS card using the older stamp set

I made a second card, too.

I used the 

This technique is so much fun and makes such an impact on your card! I love it! I will definitely be using this on a lot of my cards in the future!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I Used:
Stamps: Wonderful Words: Birthday (Paper Trey Ink)
              Celebrate All the Things (SugarPea Designs)
Ink: Smokey Shadow (Paper Trey Ink)
        Green Apple, Hollyhock, Schoolhouse Red, Spring Rain (Simon Says Stamps)
Distress Oxide Inks:Worn Lipstick
Embossing Powder: Clear (Simon Says)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Lawn Fawn Mermaid Fun

Hello my stampy friends! 
It is HOT, HOT, HOT here!!!! Whew!
So all I want to do is stay inside my air conditioned house and play in my craft room!
Sounds delightful, right???

I had so much fun playing with Lawn Fawn's
Mermaid for You  stamp set.

Here is my card:

Here is the inside:

I thought this card suited the current challenge over at 

 Lawn Fawn

What's more fun than swimming in the ocean in the summertime!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used:
Stamps: Mermaid For You (Lawn Fawn)
               Happy, Happy, Happy (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Mermaid For You (Lawn Fawn)
          Single Stitch Rounded Rectangles (MFT)
Colors: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Ink: Archival Black (Ranger)
       Deep Purple, Key Lime, Catkin, Watermelon (Simon Says)
Distress Inks: Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Vintage Photo 

Sunday, July 9, 2017


Hello my stampy friends! Hope you had a great weekend!
My husband and I went to Raleigh this weekend. It was a double pleasure! I went to the Stamp Scrap Art Tour Show  and  we visited our son and his fiancee!
So much fun!!!!
Another highlight of the trip was visiting with Debbie Marcinkiewicz, the owner and creator of Paper Sweeties stamps! She was at the SSAT show! She is such a doll!

When we got home I finished this fun little card that I had started before we left for Raleigh.

I was inspired by this fun sketch challenge at

I die cut my cacti with white Bristol card stock and then colored them by sponging them with Distress inks!
I just love this funny sentiment! 

I hope you have a GREAT week!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I Used:
Stamps: succulents2stamp (Stamps of Life)
Dies: succulents2stamp (Stamps of Life)
          Zig Zag Circles (Sizzix)
          Stitched REctangles (Lil Inkers)
          Scalloped Stitches (SSS)
Distress Inks: Twisted Citron, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Barn Door,Vintage Photo

Monday, July 3, 2017


Hello my stampy friends!
 I joined in the fun at 

I just loved the sketch, so I had to play!
And here is my card:

I love hummingbirds! I have 4 different feeders in my windows! I just have so much fun watching them. So tiny and pretty! That is why I was so excited when I saw this Humming Along  stamp set by Paper Trey Ink! I had to have it!!!

 Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I Used:
Stamp: Humming Along (Paper Trey Ink)
Inks: Pale Tomato (Hero Arts)
         Lime Green, Avocado,Lead, Stormy (Reverse Confetti)
         VersaFine Black
Embossing Powder: Black Super Fine (Ranger)
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Paper Sweeties July 2017 Inspiration Challenge

Hello everybody! 
Welcome to the newest Anything Goes Challenge here at 
Our patriotic inspiration board is perfect for July 4th!
Do you have any fun plans??

I decided to play with our newest sweetie here at Paper Sweeties-Madison!

Isn't she adorable??? And she is all ready for a some summer fun!

I hope I have inspired you to play!

Please visit my awesome PAPER SWEETIE TEAMIES for more inspiration!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
July guest designer:


Paper Sweeties Stuff I used:
Stamps: Madison
               Somewhere Over the Rainbow
               Love You to Pieces
Sweet Cuts Dies: Madison
                           Somewhere Over the Rainbow